By Jason Schott - Associate Editor - @JESchott19
Nets Point Guard Deron Williams had successful surgery on both ankles on Tuesday, and should be ready for training camp in October. Williams will be on crutches for the next four to six weeks before beginning his rehabilitation.
Dr. Martin O'Malley, the Nets foot and ankle specialist, performed the surgery. O'Malley said in a statement, "The arthroscopic surgery performed today on Deron's left ankle included the removal of spurs from the front and back of the ankle, as well as a cleaning out of his ankle joint.
"In addition, Deron underwent a procedure on his right ankle to remove a loose bone fragment that was below his right ankle joint.
"Deron is expected to be on crutches for 4-6 weeks and then begin rehabilitation. He is scheduled to begin light court activities in August, which will progress to full basketball activities in September. Deron is expected to make a full recovery and be ready for the beginning of training camp," said Dr. O'Malley.
D-Will played in 64 games for the Nets this season, and averaged 14.3 points, 6.1 assists, 2.6 rebounds, and a career-high 1.45 steals in 32.2 minutes-per-game. He missed 18 games due to injury, including 16 games due to a sprained left ankle.