D-Will has been hampered by ankle sprains since start of season.
Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams suffered an ankle sprain during the loss to the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night.
The 29-year-old didn’t return to the game after landing awkwardly on Kemba Walker’s foot after a jump shot during the second quarter, with his ankle visibly turning inward with Williams grabbing it immediately.
While he limped off the court without assistance, he is expected to again be sidelined, as his ankle issues continue to disrupt his start to the season.
The Nets later announced that he had suffered a sprain, but the severity of the injury has yet to be disclosed, as reported by ESPN.
Williams finished with four points and two assists in 14 minutes of action, and rookie coach Jason Kidd will feel aggrieved that his fundamental players continue to go down with injuries during a period where the team is struggling.
Brooklyn have slipped to a 3-8 start to the season, and there is speculation that the pressure is beginning to increase on both the coach and players to turn things around.
Despite holding a players-only meeting earlier this week to discuss the issues, it didn’t appear to work too well against the Bobcats, and with Brook Lopez also sidelined it remains to be seen how the Nets bounce back from this latest disappointment.
Given that it was the same ankle that had forced Williams to sit out the previous two games, it is unclear as to how long he will be ruled out for, although the early indications are not promising and it is expected that he will miss the upcoming games this week.