Williams confirmed as much to the New York Daily News prior to Thursday night’s game in Oklahoma City.
Deron Williams on his injury: "It's nothing I'm going to talk about. I'm playing. That's all that matters."
— Stefan Bondy (@NYDNInterNets) January 2, 2014
In his last five games, Williams is averaging just 11.8 points and 5.6 assists. He is shooting a respectable 46 percent from the field, but attempting just 10 shots per game over that stretch.
Williams has already missed 11 games this season due to a sprained left ankle.
Williams has dealt with a litany of injuries since being traded to the Nets in February 2011.
His production has mostly suffered as a result.
The Nets (10-21) have lost six of their last seven games to fall 5 1/2 games back of the surging Toronto Raptors (15-15) in the Atlantic Division.
Williams told reporters after Tuesday’s 21-point loss to the San Antonio Spurs, “I don’t think we are making any trades.”
Guard Tyshawn Taylor (hamstring) is a game-time decision.
Nets coach Jason Kidd said forward Andrei Kirilenko (back) will once again play about 12 minutes in his second game back from injury, according to Newsday.