Deron Williams re-injures left ankle

Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams lasted all of two quarters Wednesday night before another bad stroke of luck befell him.

On a routine crossover and jump shot, Charlotte Bobcats guard and Williams’s defender Kemba Walker slid under Williams, and Williams’s left foot landed awkwardly on Walker’s foot, twisting his left ankle. He did not return to the game.

Williams originally landed on that same ankle in the first quarter against the Phoenix Suns Friday night, causing him to miss the next two games before returning to practice at full strength Tuesday. Last February, Williams received cortisone shots and underwent platelet-rich plasma treatment in both ankles.

It’s an excruciating sight: Williams has bad ankles, but it’s not because he mistreats them, it’s just yet another stroke of bad luck for the team’s star guard. His status for the team’s upcoming game Friday against the Minnesota Timberwolves is unclear.