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Deron Williams To Miss Next 2 Games, Is Expected To Return After All-Star Break

Deron Williams (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Deron Williams (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams will miss two games this week after getting treatment on his ankles.

The Nets said that Williams has synovitis, which is inflammation of the ankle joint linings, and he received platelet rich plasma treatment on both ankles Monday.

Williams won’t play on Monday night at Indiana or on Wednesday at home against Denver. He is expected to return after the All-Star break next weekend.

Williams has battled a number of minor injuries during a below-average season for the two-time Olympian, but he has missed only one game. He is averaging 16.7 points and 7.6 assists in 50 games.

In the Nets’ loss to the Spurs on Sunday night, the three-time All-Star scored 15 points and dished out three assists in 37 minutes. He also turned the ball over three times.

The Nets — without Deron — finish the first half against Indiana and Denver. Any chance they win either game? Sound off with your thoughts and comments below…

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