Deron Williams to undergo MRI, still expects to be ready for training camp


Deron Williams suffered a sprained ankle during an offseason workout, and while it’s relegated him to wearing a walking boot, the injury wasn’t believed to be serious enough to cause him to miss any time.

While that’s still the prevailing diagnosis, the team will take the extra precaution of having Williams undergo an MRI before the walking boot is removed and he’s cleared to return to action.

From Mike Mazzeo of ESPN New York:

Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams (sprained right ankle, bone bruise) is confident that he’ll be ready for the start of training camp on Oct. 1, but will undergo another MRI next week before being cleared to get his walking boot off.

“(My ankle’s) good. It’s good. As long as I’m ready for the start of the regular season (Oct. 30 in Cleveland), that’s all that matters, but I’ll be ready for the start of camp,” Williams said Thursday at his Dodgeball charity event in Manhattan.

Williams struggled with ankle issues throughout last season, so the team is being perhaps more cautious than necessary with this latest injury.

Should the MRI reveal no serious damage, Williams will be a full participant in training camp, which the Nets are holding on the campus of Duke University beginning October 1.