Deron Williams has a sprained right ankle and a bone bruise, but the Brooklyn Nets say their point guard will be ready for the start of training camp.
The Nets said Wednesday that Williams was hurt recently while working out in Utah and is wearing a walking boot. Brooklyn has its first practice Oct. 1 at Duke University.
Williams struggled through minor injuries early last season and finally sat out a week in February after he was diagnosed with synovitis, which is inflammation of the ankle joint linings. He received platelet rich plasma treatment on both ankles and played much better after the All-Star break, finishing with averages of 18.9 points and 7.7 assists in 78 games.
Couple things here, 1. those injuries last season began with Team USA during the Olympics last summer and lead to some believing that Williams was out of shape due to the injury. 2. the platelet therapy was the biggest fixer for him last year but he also reportedly had three rounds of cortisone shots.
This is a monstrous year for Williams, as I've outlined before. He should be back for camp, he should be fine, this should be no big deal. But after he struggled so much with injuries, particularly an ankle injury last year, this has to raise Nets' fans' blood pressure. Williams averaged 19 points and eight assists last year for Brooklyn.