Deron Williams: eight injections and counting

Posted on: February 23rd, 2013 by Devin Kharpertian Comments

From the New York Daily News:

Deron Williams has received at least eight injections to his ankles in the last four months, hoping the pain from the inflammation would subside enough to get him through a frustrating season.

The point guard revealed Friday that the cortisone shots Thursday were the third of such treatments since training camp started. He also plans to have another round of injections before the playoffs start.
Still, Williams understands that the only real cure is rest – even though his competitive side won’t allow it to last very long. He took off more than a week after getting PRP injections in his ankles before the All-Star break.

“I don’t want to (take a month off),” he said. “I’ve gotten frustrated some nights where I can’t do anything, can’t go anywhere, it’s frustrating and that’s how you want to think, but I can’t do that.”

Williams has missed just three games this season; once the day after Christmas and two heading into the All-Star break. He's averaged 16.8 points and 7.7 assists per game this season, shooting 41.2% from the field and 35.6% from beyond the arc. He looked to have finally emerged from his shooting slump in a hot January, but outside of his three-point shooting (a scorching 45.9% from deep), he has regressed in eight February games, shooting just 34.7% from inside the arc.

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