The Dallas Mavericks were hit with some more bad news Monday when they learned that point guard Deron Williams may be sidelined for awhile.
Williams had an MRI on Monday and the results weren’t good.
“He has a strain of the left groin and abdominal area and so right now we’re going to try to get him feeling better,” coach Rick Carlisle said. “There’s no timetable [on Williams’ return]. We hope it’s not serious, but it’s uncertain because of the nature of the injury.”
Williams missed his third straight game when the Mavs faced the Denver Nuggets on Monday at the Pepsi Center. The 11-year veteran played in the opener of this four-game road trip and before leaving to return to Dallas. He said he had been feeling some discomfort in his abdominal area about three weeks.
Meanwhile, Carlisle isn’t even sure if Williams will be able to play in Wednesday’s home game against the New York Knicks.
“I’m really not saying any timetable at all other than we’re going to try to get him feeling better and go from there, but the hope is that it’s not serious,” Carlisle said. “We’re going to have to see how it goes.”
Carlisle didn’t know if this was a pain tolerance issue with Williams, or if it is something deeper.
“I would like to be optimistic and tell you that I think he’s going to be back soon, but I don’t know that to be the case,” Carlisle said. “We hope that it’s not serious. That’s very vague, but that’s the truth and that’s all I know.”
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