Deron Williams told reporters Monday that he needed an injection on his ankle after tweaking it in Game 6 vs. the Raptors.
Deron Williams said he had "an injection" on his left ankle after Game 6. Said it knocked out the swelling and it feels pretty good.— Andy Vasquez (@andy_vasquez) May 5, 2014
Deron Williams also said he had two injections on his left ankle after Game 6. Cortisone and anti-inflammatories.— Andy Vasquez (@andy_vasquez) May 6, 2014
Deron Williams on his left ankle, which he rolled in Game 6 of the first round: "I don't think it will slow me down."— Andy Vasquez (@andy_vasquez) May 6, 2014
Williams has needed constant treatment on the ankle over the past two years, including plasma therapy and cortisone injections. For a complete history of Williams' issues with the ankle, read this from In Street Clothes.
Williams had an up-and-down series vs. Toronto. He was largely absent until Game 6, but finished the series strong on both ends. The Nets need him healthy and ready to go against a Heat team that struggles with dynamic point guards.
The Nets face the Heat in Game 1 Tuesday night.