Starting small forward Marvin Williams will miss at least three games due to inflammation in his right knee, the team announced Tuesday.
The first-year Jazz forward left Monday's 100-94 win over the Dallas Mavericks in the third quarter and, though the team said he was available, did not return. Acquired in an offseason trade for Devin Harris, Williams was expected to play for the first time against his former team on Friday, when the Jazz play in Atlanta in their second game of a three-game road trip.
After saying late Monday that he expected to play Wednesday at Charlotte, Williams missed an early practice to receive treatment on his knee from team orthopedist Dr. Lyle Mason. He will travel with the Jazz on the upcoming trip, but will not be available to play as team personnel evaluates how his knee responds to treatment.