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

by October 21, 2008

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.