|D. Will Says He Can't Dunk Because Of Ankles|
Deron Williams was rested from the Brooklyn Nets final two-games leading into the All-Star break to help ease the pain in his injured ankles, but even with a week's rest and some PRP therapy, Williams says he will not be 100 percent when he returns tonight against Milwaukee, but will have to play through the pain and discomfort.
Williams said the ankles are so bad, he can't even dunk the basketball.
“They said a week was sufficient [rest], so I trust the doctors,” said Williams, who hasn’t played since Feb. 10 against the Spurs and had PRP injections the next day to reduce ankle joint lining inflammation. “I definitely need more rest than a week for it to get back to normal, but I don’t have time right now.
“Yeah, it’s definitely affected me a lot. I can’t jump. I haven’t dunked. I can’t dunk. Even if I tried off one leg, I can’t dunk. So it’s definitely affected me. You think about it, when I’m going into the lane and make a move, a hard jump-stop hurts. Any hard impact, or hard move, it hurts ... It’s definitely been a concern, that’s a big reason I did the PRP.’’
Williams has had only one dunk attempt this season, in which he was blocked by the Clippers Blake Griffin.
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|Last Updated ( Tuesday, 19 February 2013 15:41 )|