The Utah Jazz lost their starting point guard last night. Now they must wait to see how long he'll be out. Mo Williams suffered a thumb injury and did not return for the second half of the game. The injury came mid-way through the second quarter of the Jazz's loss to the Miami Heat.
According to Michael Wallace of ESPN, Williams is scheduled for an MRI today to judge the extent of the injury. There is some real concern though that it could sideline him for quite some time. Williams suffered a thumb injury in 2008 that kept him on the bench for a large chunk of time. Williams and the Jazz hope this injury is not as severe.
"I can't feel it now," Williams said after the game of the numbness. "It's the same feeling (as in 2008). I'm just crossing my fingers that the MRI is negative."Williams is the catalyst for the Jazz offense. He is averaging 12.9 points per game and 6.7 assists per game. He had five points and four assists before having to leave with the injury last night.
The veteran is in his 10th NBA season. He was drafted by the Utah Jazz but only spent one season with them before being shipped to Milwaukee. His return to Utah marks the fifth team Williams has played for in his career.