D-Will expected to have both ankles cleaned out to overcome problems.
Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams will undergo surgery on both ankles on Tuesday after being troubled by them throughout the past season.
Williams has been plagued by persistent problems for the past two seasons and has had to receive multiple cortisone shots and platelet-rich plasma injections to ease the pain.
However, the problem has not gone away and the Nets have now confirmed that he will undergo the procedure on Tuesday after an MRI scan on both ankles revealed the issues.
“He will have a bone chip removed from his right ankle, and the left ankle will have an arthroscopic cleanout with removal of spurs from both the front and back of the ankle,” team foot and ankle specialist Dr. Martin O’Malley, who will perform the surgery, said in a statement issued by the Nets.
The 29-year-old revealed that he felt as though he had “let people down” this season after not being able to play to his full potential, and the Nets suffered without him as they were eliminated in the Eastern Conference semi-finals by the Miami Heat.
Williams averaged just 14.3 points and 6.1 assists on 45 percent shooting in 64 games during the regular season, and in the playoffs he averaged 14.5 points and 5.8 assists on 39.5 percent shooting in 12 games.
The Nets star still has three years remaining on his contract worth $63.1m, and he will want to reward the franchise next season as they look to bounce back from the disappointment of this season and regroup to bid for an NBA championship next year.