Deron Williams' ankles are on the road to recovery.
The Nets announced Tuesday that their point guard had successful surgery on both ankles and he's expected to be fully healed by the time training camp rolls around. Williams will be on crutches for the next 4-6 weeks. He will start light basketball activities in August before ramping it up to full activity in September.
"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," said the Nets' Dr. Martin O'Malley, who performed the procedure. "In addition, Deron underwent a procedure on his right ankle to remove a loose bone fragment that was below his right ankle joint."
Injuries marred Williams' time with the Nets and he missed 18 games this season, 16 coming in two stints, while nursing a sore left ankle. Williams, who has three years and $63.1 million left on his contract, had his worst statistical season since his rookie year in Utah in 2006.Two weeks ago, he voiced his frustration with his last two injury-ravaged seasons, saying he feels he's let a lot of people down.