Tuesday, October 21st, 2008 at 9:00 am  |  22 responses

Jazz Breathe a Sigh of Relief; D-Will Out Two Weeks

by Marcel Mutoni

Jazz Nation can relax now. Deron Williams received some good news on his twisted ankle from the doctors.

After awkwardly landing on Derrick Roses’ foot on Saturday night, Williams was carried off the floor and a bit of panic set in Salt Lake City. No need for fear, it turns out:

As a result of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) testing conducted on Williams’ ankle earlier today, Jazz team physician Dr. Lyle Mason has determined that Williams suffered a second degree inversion sprain. The MRI also showed all bone structure and tendons in and around the ankle to be normal.

The time frame for Williams’ return to action is a minimum of two weeks.

Two weeks (maybe a bit longer) is the official timetable the team is going by, but those who know D-Will think that’s way too long for him. According to some in the local media, based on conversations with Williams’s teammates, he might not miss any games at all.

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  • matt the jazz fan

    *stops chewing on fingernails*

  • Coconut

    Hope he doesn’t rush it, starts playing again too soon and aggravates it.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Money Bill Williams

    if only boozer retired i would be happy

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    He has been so durable that i’m not even sure who their backup is.

  • http://nbaukfan.blogspot.com/ mat smith

    good, point guards have been dropping like flies, glad he will be back soon

  • http://www.robbz18.blogspot.com Robbi

    Why do you always say that flies drop? In all my life, never have I seen a fly drop suddenly. What kind of flies live in the US anyways?

  • jay

    I for one am not glad he’s coming back so soon. I’m not glad at all…I’d like him to sit in streetclothes for at least 4 months, while winter turns into spring. I don’t have any particular reason for wanting this senario to unfold, but I just wanted to share. I don’t even know what Deron looks like in streetclothes…for all I know he dresses like karl malone.

  • http://nbaukfan.blogspot.com/ mat smith

    mayflies only live for 24 hours, ive seen loads drop like point guards….

  • http://www.robbz18.blogspot.com Robbi

    Thank you, mat. I thought you guys were just talking about reg flies.

  • http://www.robbz18.blogspot.com Robbi

    And honestly, I did not expect a real answer for that. I thought you were just referencing Biggie…

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    fu(k biggie, his rap was mediocre at best, everyone thinks hes great just cuz hes dead. how long will they mourn me?… and good thing dwill is ok.

  • Rico

    Hopefully D-Will doen’t get brainwashed by the mormons….they’ll sacrifice him for not being white.

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com Dutch Rich

    Alright dude, you just went too far. From now on my eyeballs will boycott anything written by you so don’t even bother to respond.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Tarzan and Rico make me happy that this is the internet and not real face-to-face discussion.

  • Rico

    WTF are you talking about? You don’t know anything about that cult…they’ll do anything to get you…they’re nazi wannabe christians

  • c bush

    Hahaha! Mormons drink the blood of the unwashed hahaha! No man, we all love DWill! How can you not love DWILL!

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    Thank god, DWill wasn’t playing in SLC before 1978.

  • http://www.myspace.com/hemantsbeats what

    I’ve seen plenty of flies drop dead before, it happens all the time

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    @ TAD: Out of curiosity, are you Mormon?

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    The origin of this phrase isn’t known. It is clearly a simple allusion to the transitory and fragile nature of an insect’s life. It is known from around the turn of the 20th century. The earliest printed version I have found is in The Atlanta Constitution newspaper, May 1902:

    “I saw men and women rushing back and forth within the flames. They would run along, then came the choking smoke and they would drop like dead flies.”

    In the early 19th century the Brothers Grimm’s published ‘The Brave Little Tailor’, which is a cautionary fable of a child who easily and thoughtlessly kills numerous flies. It seems that they chose flies as being synonymous with something even a child could kill with little effort. The phrase doesn’t appear in that text.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    …I found that by the way….

  • NYCBalla

    Stephon Marbury is Mormon!