Back on Friday, we noted that New Jersey Nets All-Star point guard Deron Williams was set to undergo season-ending wrist surgery.
The Bergen Record reports that the surgery was a success and that Williams will be able to "resume basketball activities in 6-8 weeks."
The surgery, performed at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan, included the removal of three bony fragments.
“The bony fragments and scar tissue taken from Deron’s wrist today were interfering with this ability to flex his wrist,” said Dr. Riley Williams III, the Nets team orthopedic doctor, who performed the surgery with hand specialist Dr. Andrew Weiland.
Williams’ wrist will be encased in a soft splint for two weeks, after which time he will begin rehabilitation.That timeline puts Williams healing right around the start of June, so he will have all summer to get his wrist back to full strength prior to the start of training camp.
That's good news for the Nets, who traded a boat load of assets to acquire Williams from the Utah Jazz shortly before the NBA's trade deadline. The clock is already ticking on their ability to re-sign Williams, who will have the option of becoming a free agent at the end of the 2011-2012 season.