"I think probably the majority of athletes have bone spurs that they deal with at some point in their career," Williams said. "I don't know if I'll have to have surgery. I'm just saying that might be something that happens after the season. But as far as right now, my ankle feels like new since I got the shots, so hopefully I won't have to have any surgery at all."
Williams indicated that he could require surgery on his ankle after the 2012-13 NBA season, but it wasn’t clear why the procedure may be necessary until his comments this morning.
After sitting out two practices last week, Williams received a cortisone shot to help him deal with his ankle pain. The guard understands that the injury is something he will have to play through over the duration of the season.