Deron Williams has dealt with ankle injuries for, well, years now, and before Game 7 Nets media reported that he had an injection in his left ankle. Now, they're reporting that they had "multiple" shots in his left ankle, not just one --Williams informed them during Tuesday's shootaround.
Deron Williams said he had two injections into his ankle before Game 7: cortisone and an anti-inflammatory.— Stefan Bondy (@NYDNInterNets) May 6, 2014
Deron Williams on his left ankle, which he rolled in Game 6 of the first round: "I don't think it will slow me down."— Andy Vasquez (@andy_vasquez) May 6, 2014
So, Williams doesn't seem to think that it will slow him down against the Heat, which is good news, since the Nets will need Williams to "play up" to his own level in order to get past the two-time defending champs in the second round of the playoffs.
Williams, in the past, has already had cortisone shots in both his ankles along with Palate-rich plasma injections.
Unofficial count: Williams' ankles have been injected 14 times (nine cortisone, four PRP, one anti-inflammatory) in the last two years #Nets— Mike Mazzeo (@MazzESPN) May 6, 2014
In other news, it also appears that Williams has a bit of a cold, which, doesn't sound serious, but...
Beyond a left ankle that needed a cortisone shot, Deron Williams has the sniffles.— Andrew Keh (@andrewkeh) May 6, 2014
The stage doesn't get any bigger than this, so expect Williams to play through whatever is ailing him, be it ankles or sniffles.