Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams is currently suffering from a sprained right ankle and bone bruises.
A spokesman for the team confirmed on Wednesday that Williams acquired the injuries while working out in Utah. His leg is currently in a walking boot, but there is no doubt he will be ready for the start of training camp, the spokesman said.
Head coach Jason Kidd is starting training camp for the team Oct. 1 at Duke University. At age 29, considered old by NBA standards, Williams has been prone to injury. Last season Williams played 79 games bothered by ankle inflammation and weight problems limiting his effectiveness on the court.
It wasn’t until Williams received three shots of cortisone in both ankles, plasma therapy and a three-day juice cleanse did he show signs of improvement. After a week’s break, Williams returned, averaging 22.9 points 8.0 assists for the final 28 games of the season.
William will be going into the second year of his five-year, $98 million contract he signed with the Nets back in July 2012.