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Thursday, February 21, 2013
D-Will to get cortisone shots

By Mike Mazzeo

Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams told reporters in Milwaukee that he’ll receive cortisone shots in both his ankles Thursday.

Williams has not had a setback, and the cortisone shots were planned in advance of the platelet-rich plasma injections he received last Monday, according to the New York Post.

“Still some soreness there. Still don’t have the explosion. Feels better than it did before the break,” Williams told reporters after scoring 23 points and adding eight assists in Brooklyn’s 97-94 victory over the Bucks on Wednesday night, according to the New York Daily News.

Williams had a cortisone shot before the season because of a bone spur in his left ankle and said he would need offseason surgery to clean it up. He missed the previous two games before the All-Star break due to inflammation in both ankles.

Williams has averaged 21 points and 8.5 assists in two games since getting a week off to rest his ankles at the All-Star break.