Deron Williams Injury: Updates on Brooklyn Nets Star's Ankles

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Deron Williams Injury: Updates on Brooklyn Nets Star's Ankles

The Brooklyn Nets will be without Deron Williams for the next two games, as the superstar point guard is dealing with synovitis in both ankles, according to the organization’s official Twitter feed.

 

UPDATE: Tuesday, Feb. 19, 9:50 a.m. ET by Donald Wood

Brooklyn Nets star point guard Deron Williams will reportedly return to the lineup Tuesday when his team takes on the Milwaukee Bucks, according to Mike Mazzeo of ESPNNewYork.com.

Williams has missed two games with issues affecting both ankles.

The veteran point guard told ESPNNewYork.com about how he feels and what the doctors said.

It definitely feels better than it did before I did it. [The doctors] said a week [of rest] was sufficient, so I trust the doctors. I definitely need more rest than a week for it to get back to normal, but I don't have time right now.

---End of update---

 

The eight-year veteran has been suffering with inflammation in his ankles for a while now, as he missed practices earlier this month

It seems that the issue has become too painful and distracting for him to deal with, so he will take a seat in order to rest and rehabilitate.

Considering the Nets have won just three of their last nine outings, this injury comes at an unfortunate time.

The Williams-less Nets will face tough matchups against the Indiana Pacers on the road Monday night and home versus the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday evening.

It’s quite possible that Brooklyn drops these two contests, and the franchise could potentially slide back in the East’s playoff picture.

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As of Monday afternoon, the Nets are 29-22—good for fifth place in the conference. However, the Atlanta Hawks (27-22) and Boston Celtics (27-23) are right on their tail and could move up if Brooklyn stumbles.

After an injury-plagued 2011-12 campaign, Williams has played in all but one of the Nets’ contests during the 2012-13 season, making his absence for these next two games a bit of a surprise.

Hopefully, the synovitis isn’t too serious, and the former Illinois star can return to the court in time for next Tuesday’s showdown with the Milwaukee Bucks in Brooklyn.

The team certainly needs him back as soon as possible if it is going to find success and make a serious playoff run in 2013.

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