Hobbled Williams is back on his feet

Steve Buffery -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 7:40 AM ET

Raptors guard Alvin Williams is back in Toronto working with assistant athletic trainer Sam Gibbs. Williams, who has missed the entire season, underwent microfracture surgery on his right knee on Nov. 22 and is now able to walk with the use of crutches and a knee brace.

He also is working with a Constant Passive Motion Machine, which moves the injured leg in such way that it encourages healing without damaging the knee.

Williams, 30, could be lost for the entire season. The Raptors have gone with the combination of Rafer Alston and Milt Palacio at the point so far this season.

QUITE AN HONOUR

Wayne Embry, senior advisor to the general manager for the Raptors, will become the first Tecumseh High School student athlete to have his jersey retired, in a ceremony on tomorrow at Embry's alma mater in New Carlisle, Ohio.

Embry, a 1954 Tecumseh graduate, also spent four years with Miami University, before moving on to the NBA as both a player and later in management.

In 2000, Embry was honoured by the township that Tecumseh is located in, by renaming a portion of U.S. Route 40, Wayne Embry Way in front of the high school.

NOTES

The Raptors arrived in Boston from Orlando yesterday but did not hold a formal practice, although some players worked out and lifted weights at a downtown health club ... Point guard Rafer Alston is only 43 assists away from reaching the 1,000 career mark, and 242 points away from 2,000.


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