Nets G Williams undergoes surgery

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Nets guard Deron Williams underwent successful wrist surgery today at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.

The surgery was performed by hand specialist Dr. Andrew Weiland and Nets team orthopedic Dr. Riley Williams III. It involved the removal of loose bodies and scar tissue from Williams‘ right wrist.

“The bony fragments and scar tissue taken from Deron’s wrist today were interfering with this ability to flex his wrist,” Dr. Williams said. “We expect a full recovery and a return to basketball-related activities in approximately 6-8 weeks.”

Williams‘ wrist will be encased in a soft splint for two weeks, after which time, he will begin rehabilitation. He is expected to participate in next season’s training camp.

Williams, a two-time NBA All-Star, was acquired from the Utah Jazz on Feb 23. He played in 12 games for the Nets, averaging 15.0 points and 12.8 assists.

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