Mo Williams injury: Jazz PG to undergo surgery on Friday

USA TODAY Sports

Jazz point guard Mo Williams will miss at least six weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a thumb injury that occurred on Dec. 22.

Utah Jazz guard Mo Williams will undergo surgery and his right thumb on Friday and will miss at least six weeks, according to a team press release.

Williams injured the thumb during the second quarter of the Jazz's 105-89 loss to the Miami Heat on Dec. 22. An initial MRI was inconclusive in terms of the seriousness of the damage in Williams' thumb, but a second scan that took place on Wednesday determined the need for surgery. Williams will be force to wear a cast on the thumb for six weeks, after which he will be re-evaluated by Utah's medical staff.

A 10-year veteran out of Alabama, Williams is averaging 12.9 points and 6.7 assists this season while starting 24 games for the Jazz. Utah has struggled in his absence; including the loss to Miami, the Jazz are 1-4 without their floor general.

Fellow veteran guard Jamaal Tinsley has been starting in place of Williams for the Jazz, who take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.