Derrick Williams was putting together a solid 2012-2013 campaign, but hit a bump in the road in Richmond's December 29 game against Davidson. Williams suffered a sprained ankle that has kept him out since that contest, but his head coach says the Spiders' big man could be nearing his return.
Chris Mooney told NBC12 Monday that Williams is making progress and had a positive visit with doctors. He also said that it's possible the forward could return as early as this Saturday's home game against Xavier, but added the team would see how the week went for Williams and he wasn't sure how likely his chances were of playing in less than a week.
The schedule favors Williams' chances of at least getting back for the second half of the Atlantic 10 season. Following Saturday's game, Richmond will enjoy a full week until its next contest.
The Spiders have held their own in Williams' absence, holding a 3-3 conference record and just 1.5 games out of first place. Big contributions from freshmen Deion Taylor and Alonzo Nelson-Ododa, along with Trey Davis, have helped Richmond.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:09:31 GMT
The Flying Squirrels will go after a much-needed win at The Diamond on Tuesday, but Monday saw the team helping others win in the community. The team held its first annual charity golf tournament at theMore >>
The Flying Squirrels spent their off day at their first annual charity golf tournament, raising money for the Miracle League of Richmond.More >>
Sunday, June 16 2013 11:55 PM EDT2013-06-17 03:55:29 GMT
Colonial Downs racetrack hosted their second annual camel and ostrich races as part of the regular slate of races Sunday. Four riders took part in the race, two of them full-time jockeys at the track,More >>
Colonial Downs racetrack held it's annual camel and ostrich races on Sunday.More >>
Sunday, June 16 2013 10:38 PM EDT2013-06-17 02:38:36 GMT
The Reading Fightins (28-39) completed a three-game sweep of the Richmond Flying Squirrels (34-33) with a 5-4 victory in front of 8,040 at The Diamond on Sunday afternoon. The Squirrels established twoMore >>
The Reading Fightins completed a three-game sweep of the Richmond Flying Squirrels with a 5-4 victory in front of 8,040 at The Diamond on Sunday afternoon.More >>
Sunday, June 16 2013 12:08 AM EDT2013-06-16 04:08:49 GMT
Jermon Bushrod has gone from the country setting of King George to the bright lights of Chicago, and the big stage of the NFL. His home town, however, is still one of his biggest focal points, and thisMore >>
The Chicago Bears lineman returned to his home town this weekend, hosting his annual golf tournament and youth football camp.More >>
Saturday, June 15 2013 11:52 PM EDT2013-06-16 03:52:43 GMT
The Richmond Raiders used a dominant second half to run away from Louisiana, beating the Swashbucklers, 61-45, and clinching a PIFL playoff berth for the second straight year. The Raiders improve to 5-1More >>
The Richmond Raiders used a dominant second half to run away from Louisiana, beating the Swashbucklers, 61-45, and clinching a PIFL playoff berth for the second straight year.More >>