"Healthy and ready" - Patrick Williams in good spirits as lengthy foot recovery commences

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After he heals from his injury, the young forward hopes to have a healthy and happy season.Patrick Williams, a power forward for the Chicago Bulls, had a stress reaction in his bone edoema that needed surgery to end his season.   

This ended his fourth NBA season, in which he averaged 10.0 points and 3.9 boards while shooting 44.3 percent in 43 games.  

Williams believes he can recover from the injury and help the Bulls reach the playoffs and restricted free agency.  

Pat is keeping his head up and trusting that he'll be able to get back on his feet now that the clock is running and the first part of his long rehabilitation has begun.   

He is committed to helping the Bulls' season rally for now, and he wants the team to be much stronger and ready for the 2024-25 season."It's getting better. The fact that I can't play hurts so much after some of the games we've lost.  

lso, just how much fun it is (after a tough win last night). Being in the United Centre and feeling the crowd makes you want to be there all the time.   

But for me, mind-set is fully getting healthy for next season, ready and healthy," he told Bulls Wire's Justin Quinn. 

Chicago's injury-filled year saw Pat become the second Bull to miss a year. Leading swingman Zach LaVine also had season-ending foot surgery in January.  

Therefore, he was sure that the Bulls would be a strong team with a lot of skill and potential once everyone was healthy and available.  

He said, "When everyone comes back, I think we have so much talent on the team that it doesn't give everyone a chance to really grow into who they are as a person and as a player.  

But when you do that and the team comes back, I think everyone keeps the same level of confidence." And the skills they bring to the game that they may not have had the chance to see before. That's why I think it will get better.  

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