Star-News—WILMINGTON, NC—May 12, 2008
He received implants for his knees in 2005. The left one worked, but the right one led to a lingering bone infection, so Williams resigned from Disney acknowledging, "You're either in or you're out."
After loading his iPod with soul and jazz to get himself through, in April he drove from Orlando, Fla., to Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.
The cavalry arrived in the form of nurses and his orthopedist, Dr. Stephen J. O'Brien, who had once played quarterback for Harvard against Williams's Dartmouth squad. Now these Ivy Leaguers were meeting again with, as the saying goes, the game on the line.
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