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Nets guard Deron Williams has successful surgery


By on 5/28/2014 07:00:00 AM

The Brooklyn Nets won 44 regular season games and a first round playoff upset over the Toronto Raptors. Although the Nets regular season win total was five fewer games this season than during the 2012-2013 season, the first round playoff victory is a step further than the team went last season. On the injury front, guard Deron Williams, who was hindered by sore ankles for much of the season, underwent successful surgery on May 27.


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As reported at NBA.com,  general manager Billy King announced that Dr. Martin O'Malley performed successful surgery on Williams' ankles. According to O'Malley, Williams is expected to be on crutches for 4-6 weeks and then begin rehabilitation.  He should be able to resume light basketball activities in August, with full activity in September.
“The arthroscopic surgery performed today on Deron’s left ankle included the removal of spurs from the front and back of the ankle, as well as a cleaning out of his ankle joint. In addition, Deron underwent a procedure on his right ankle to remove a loose bone fragment that was below his right ankle joint."
Williams, a nine-year veteran out of Illinois, has played for the Jazz and the Nets. In 64 regular season games this season, he averaged 14.3 points and 6.1 assists per game.  He averaged 14.5 points in 12 postseason games this season.  Williams has career averages of 17.4 points, 8.7 assists and 3.2 rebounds in 648 games.

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