Deron Williams suffers ankle pain, game-time decision vs. Atlanta

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It never quite ends, does it? Deron Williams is listed as a game-time decision due to an injury to his left ankle, the Brooklyn Nets announced today. It is not clear when Williams suffered the latest injury to his ankle. Williams did not attend the pre-game morning shootaround with the team, according to Andy Vasquez of the Bergen Record. Nets coach Jason Kidd told reporters that Williams contacted the medical staff because of pain in the ankle and they recommended he see a doctor.

Williams missed 11 games this season with a sprain in the same ankle, first spraining it against the Phoenix Suns on November 15th and re-injuring the ankle against the Charlotte Bobcats on November 20th. Both were freak accidents where Williams landed on another player’s foot.

Williams has a lengthy ankle injury history, undergoing platelet-rich plasma therapy treatment and cortisone shots in both ankles during last season’s All-Star break.

The Nets assigned their third-string point guard Tyshawn Taylor to the team’s D-League Affiliate Springfield Armor this morning. If Williams is out, Shaun Livingston will be the only true point guard on the active roster.