Deron Williams Thinks He Might Need Offseason Ankle Surgery

by October 29, 2012
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Even if a recent cortisone shot has the Brooklyn Nets’ point guard feeling much better, Deron Williams’ bum left wheel may go under the knife once the season is over. Per the NY Daily News: “Encouraged by the results of a cortisone shot, Deron Williams believes he will regain the explosiveness that has been glaringly missing in preseason. Still, the tendinitis in his ankle is severe enough that the Nets’ star said he ‘might’ need postseason surgery to ’clean it up.’ […] ‘Just walking down the street it would ache,’ said Williams, who received the shot Thursday. ‘There were a lot of missed layups because I just didn’t have that explosion. I should be good now.’ […] ‘It was hurting really bad in the Olympics, swelled up in the Olympics. So, I had to get on some anti-inflammatory (pills) and we’ve been just trying to strengthen it and get it loose,’ Williams said. ‘But it just seems like throughout the course of a game, it never gets loose.I thought it was from old age,’ he added. ‘I couldn’t jump off my left leg. I can’t even dunk off of one leg, so I went in and got an MRI and it showed the inflammation. It was good to get the shot and now it already feels better.’”