Mo Williams' surgery Friday was to repair a "complete tear" in his right thumb that was nearly identical to the injury he suffered in 2008 while with the Milwaukee Bucks.
The specifics of the injury Williams suffered on Dec. 22 in Miami were previously unknown, with the Jazz first listing the thumb as "severely sprained" and later amending the point guard's status to "right thumb surgery." He has missed eight games since injuring his thumb while defending a drive by Mario Chalmers. While Williams has commonly been said to be out a minimum of six weeks, the reality could be much harsher. He will have a pin removed from his thumb after six weeks, which is when "the rehab really starts," he said.
"I'm going to fight to get back," Williams said. "I'm going to go by the proper protocol, try to do it the right way and make sure I'm 100 percent when I get back."