As a player navigates their NBA career, they are bound to pick up nagging injuries along the way. It could be a knee, and ankle, and elbow or any number of body parts. For the Utah Jazz's Mo Williams, he is battling an aggravation of a nagging groin injury. Williams missed Tuesday's game because of the injury, and it seems the groin continues to bother him as his missed last night's game.
Williams first felt the aggravation of the groin injury during Monday's practice says Jody Gennesy of the Desert News. He was then held out of Tuesday's preseason game and Wednesday's preseason game against his former team, the Los Angeles Clippers. On Tuesday, Williams was still hopeful he would play Wednesday.
"It's back-to-back, so we want just be careful with it, make sure it don't become a problem going into the season," Williams said after Tuesday's shootaround session. "I should be ready by (Wednesday)."The team is being cautious with Williams, as well they should be, and he will be a game-time decision for the Jazz's next game against the Clippers again on Saturday.
Williams is returning to the Jazz. He played for them in his rookie season after Utah drafted him with the 47th overall pick in 2004. This will be his 10th season in the league and he has played for four different teams. Williams has averaged 13.8 points per game in his career and has been a contributor no matter where he has played. The Jazz hope the injury does not cause him to miss time during the regular season.