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Nets F Shawne Williams has surgery on left foot

Associated Press Published: February 22, 2012

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Nets forward Shawne Williams had surgery to repair an old fracture and remove two small bone fragments in his left foot Wednesday. He will miss the rest of the season.

At the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. Dr. Martin O'Malley, a foot specialist, and Nets orthopedist Dr. Riley Williams III, inserted three small screws to repair the fracture.

Williams should make a full recovery in time for the beginning of training camp.

Signed as a free agent prior to the season, Williams appeared in 25 games, averaging 4.5 points and 2.7 rebounds in 20.6 minutes.