Oct 3rd, 2007 by Inside Hoops
New Jersey Nets guard Marcus Williams underwent successful surgery this morning, Wednesday, October 3, 2007, to repair a fractured fifth metatarsal of his right foot, Nets President Rod Thorn announced today. The surgery, performed by Dr. Martin O’Malley and Nets team physician Dr. Riley Williams III at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan, included the insertion of a screw into Williams’ foot.
Williams will be on crutches for two weeks after which he will begin rehabilitation. He is expected to return to the lineup in six to eight weeks.
As a rookie in 2006-07, Williams played in 79 games for the Nets, averaging 6.8 ppg and 3.3 apg. He was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team and participated in the T-Mobile Rookie Sophomore Challenge at All Star Weekend.