D'Andre Williams out as UALR begins practice

UALR will begin practice on Friday without senior point guard D'Andre Williams. Williams had surgery on his knee this week and is expected to miss about three weeks.

The injury list also includes senior forward Courtney Jackson and sophomore forward Gus Leeper. Jackson's timetable for return isn't clear yet but it's hoped he will be able to play this season. Leeper is out for the season.

With Williams out, point guard minutes will be split between sophomore Chuck Guy and the corps of new guards.

Forward is a different story with only four healthy bodies --Marlon Louzeiro, Will Neighbour, James White and Michael Javes.