Mo Williams Injury: Updates on Cavaliers Guard's Knee and Return

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured Columnist

Dec 4, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard Mo Williams (52) against the New Orleans Pelicans during the first half of a game at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Mo Williams was dealing with a knee injury that sidelined him against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Feb. 21, but he is ready to return to action.

Continue for updates.  


Williams to Be Active vs. Hornets

Wednesday, Feb. 24

Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal reported Williams will be available against the Charlotte Hornets.


Williams to Visit Dr. Andrews

Monday, Feb. 22

ESPN.com reported that "Williams will meet with Dr. James Andrews on Tuesday to get his sore left knee examined."


Williams' Knee Injury Is Recurring

"Williams told Cleveland.com that the knee is 'a little worrisome.' A source told Cleveland.com that the knee has bothered him much of the season and that he had an injection in the joint on Dec. 7," according to ESPN.com.

Williams has been one of Cleveland's most valuable offensive weapons this season, ranking fifth on the team in scoring and shooting over 44 percent from the floor. 

The Cavaliers needed Williams' early-season production while waiting for All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving to return from the knee injury he suffered during last year's NBA Finals. Williams has seen his playing time dramatically cut since Irving returned, but his presence off the bench is huge for a team that lacked depth in the playoffs last season. 

Depth is one thing this year's Cavs boast, as Matthew Dellavedova can be inserted into a more prominent role if Williams' knee continues to bother him as the season progresses. The Cavs are building for a run in the postseason, so keeping bodies fresh down the stretch is what head coach Tyronn Lue has to be concerned with.

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