May 4, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams (8) dribbles the ball around Chicago Bulls small forward Jimmy Butler (21) in game seven of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at the Barclays Center. Bulls win 99-93. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Deron Williams set for MRI; expects to be ready for start of training camp


Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams suffered a sprained right ankle during offseason workouts, but it is not expected to impact his preparation for the upcoming season. While Williams is preparing to get out of his walking boot, he will undergo an MRI to make sure everything is good to go.

Once the walking boot is removed and he is medically cleared, Williams expects to be ready for the start of the team’s training camp.

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.

The Nets open up training camp on October 1 at Duke and Williams should be present if everything goes according to plan.

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