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Williams (ribs) went through parts of Thursday's practice but will not play Friday against the Raptors, Rod Boone of Newsday reports.
Williams has missed 10 straight games while nursing a rib injury, and he remains without a target return date. However, the fact that he's practicing with partial contact is certainly a step in the right direction, and it appears likely he'll be back on the court within the next week or so. Consider Williams optimistically questionable to play Monday against the Clippers.
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Williams (ribs) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game in Atlanta.
Williams took part in non-contact portions of Tuesday's practice but is yet to return to full speed work. He remains day-to-day and will miss his 10th straight game. Jarrett Jack and Darius Morris will continue to handle point guard duties in Williams' absence.
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Williams (ribs) has started non-contact work on the court but won't make an appearance during the Nets' three-game road trip, CSN New England reports.
Williams requires additional time to recover from fractured rib cartilage, and as a result, he won't play Wednesday at Sacramento, Thursday at the Clippers, or Saturday in Utah, meaning his next chance to suit up arrives Monday against the Blazers. As long as he's sidelined, coach Lionel Hollins will trot out Jarrett Jack at point guard.
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Williams (ribs) may not play during the remainder of the Nets' current road trip, which concludes Saturday in Utah, Newsday reports.
Sidelined since Jan. 7 due to fractured rib cartilage, Williams is believed to be approaching a return to the court, as he's currently present on the Nets' three-game road swing. If he indeed remains on the pine through Saturday, his next opportunity to take the court arrives Monday against the Blazers. In the meantime, though, coach Lionel Hollins will stick with Jarrett Jack at the point.
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Williams (ribs) is out Wednesday, despite traveling with the Nets to Sacramento, Andy Vasquez of the New Jersey Record reports.
Since Williams traveled with the Nets, it's possible that he could return Thursday in their game against the Clippers. Williams has now missed seven games with the injury.
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Williams (ribs) ran on an antigravity treadmill Tuesday, Andy Vasquez of The Record reports.
While it's encouraging to see Williams working on his conditioning, he's still dealing with discomfort, and coach LIonel Hollins said he's not sure if Williams will join the team on its upcoming three-game road swing. The trip begins Wednesday in Sacramento and ends Saturday in Utah, so if Williams stays back, the earliest he could return would be Monday versus the Trail Blazers. Williams has already missed six straight games, and the Nets are just 1-5 in that span.
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Williams (ribs) didn't practice with the team Monday, but was spotted doing work by himself afterward, The Record reports.
Williams is dealing with pain from fractured rib cartilage, but appears to be making progress towards a return. He still remains without a concrete timetable for return, but will be re-evaluated Wednesday. It seems unlikely he will return for the team's game against the Kings that day, but he will almost certainly need to get in a practice with the team Tuesday for any chance at rejoining the lineup Wednesday.
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Williams (ribs) will miss the next two games as he continues to deal with pain, Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN reports.
This news doesn't come as much of a surprise since Williams has only played four minutes over the past six games as he continues to deal with that fractured rib. The 30-year-old is rehabbing, however, and admits that the situation is improving despite his continued absence from the court.
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Williams (ribs) will be re-evaluated Wednesday and has not started physical activity, Tim Bontemps of the New York Post reports.
Williams will miss both games this weekend and it seems unlikely he'll play on the team's three-game Western Conference road swing next week, which begins Wednesday and runs through Saturday. It's important to note that Williams has not officially been ruled out for next week's contests, but considering he hasn't begun physical activity, it seems highly unlikely he takes the court.
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Williams (ribs) is without a return timetable, the New York Post reports. "I'm still pretty sore. I don't have a timetable, just taking it one day at a time," Williams said. "There's nothing you can do, really. They're doing some laser and heating it up; just rest. Other than that, there's nothing really you can do."
Williams has missed the team's last three games with fractured rib cartilage, and he said the Nets' medical staff has refused to give him a timetable. It's difficult to estimate when he may return, but given the fact that he's still experiencing soreness, he'll likely miss at least another handful of games. The Nets play Wednesday, Friday and Saturday but are then off until the following Wednesday, so perhaps Williams could be brought back following the three-day break.