Nets point guard Deron Williams will undergo surgery on both ankles on Tuesday, May 27th, the team announced today. The surgery will be preformed by Nets foot and ankle specialist, Dr. Martin O’Malley.
Per Dr. O’Malley:
“Deron will undergo surgery on both ankles next Tuesday,” said Dr. O’Malley. “He will have a bone chip removed from his right ankle, and the left ankle will have an arthroscopic cleanout with removal of spurs from both the front and back of the ankle. Deron is expected to make a full recovery.”
Williams had one of the worst statistical seasons of his career, averaging 14.3 points and 6.1 assists per game. He missed all of training camp and most of preseason due to a right ankle sprain he had suffered while working out in Utah in September.
Though he was ready for the season opener in Cleveland on October 30th, Williams missed 18 games this season due to injury, 16 of which came at the expense of a recurring left ankle sprain. The team expects him to be healthy for training camp.
Though this surgery was somewhat expected, it’s yet another injury that Williams has suffered since joining the Nets back in 2011. Here is a complete list of Williams’ injuries since being dealt to the Nets three years ago.
With rumors flying around that Williams wants out of Brooklyn, a source told The Brooklyn Game that Williams hasn’t yet formally requested a trade but remains frustrated with his inability to live up to the hype of being Brooklyn’s star point guard.