Deron Williams has suffered a sprained ankle while training for the upcoming season, and is currently using a walking boot. The good news is that he is still expected to be ready for the Brooklyn Nets' destination training camp at Duke University at the start of October.
“The star point guard suffered a right ankle sprain and a bone bruise while working out recently in Utah — where he maintains a home — leaving Williams in a walking boot. He should be ready for training camp, which starts on Oct. 1 at Duke University.”
This is a sign of what could be an issue for the Nets to make a championship run, or even get out of the East. They have a group of Hall Of Famers and All Stars, who are on the decline in their careers however. If D-Will goes down for an extended period, after having battled ankle issues last year, it could hurt them during the regular season. Now, the regular season out East does matter because it is so top-heavy with the Heat, Pacers, Bulls, and Knicks that seeding will be important.
[UPDATE: Williams Will Undergo MRI]
Deron Williams will undergo an MRI on his sprained ankle, but still feels he will be ready for training camp, or at the very least he will be ready for the start of the regular season.
Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams (sprained right ankle, bone bruise) is confident that he’ll be ready for the start of training camp on Oct. 1, but will undergo another MRI next week before being cleared to get his walking boot off.
“(My ankle’s) good. It’s good. As long as I’m ready for the start of the regular season (Oct. 30 in Cleveland), that’s all that matters, but I’ll be ready for the start of camp,” Williams said Thursday at his Dodgeball charity event in Manhattan.