Deron Williams injury: Nets PG receives shot in ankle, will play in opener

Al Bello

Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams is dealing with inflammation in his ankle, but it shouldn't keep him from the team's opener.

Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams received a shot in his ankle to deal with inflammation on Friday and will miss two days of practice, according to Pro Basketball Talk. The treatment will not keep Williams out of the Nets' season-opener against the Knicks in the new Barclays Center on Nov. 1.

The seventh-year veteran will have plenty of time to recover as the Nets are done with their preseason schedule. The Nets will be happy to have their franchise player around for the team's opening game in its new city and new arena.

Williams is set to begin his second full season with the Nets after coming over in a trade in 2011. The point guard averaged 21 points, 8.7 assists, and 3.3 rebounds per game last year in a lockout-shortened campaign. He will be called on to distribute even more this season with the addition of Joe Johnson to the backcourt.

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