Blazers G Elliot Williams Underwent Surgery On Left Shoulder; Done For Season

Update (3/30): The Portland Trail Blazers announced that guard Elliot Williams underwent surgery on his left shoulder on Friday in Los Angeles as expected. He's done for the season.

Click through for the full series of updates.

-- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter

Update (3/21): As reported on Tuesday night, Portland Trail Blazers guard Elliot Williams is headed for surgery on his left shoulder. The Blazers announced Wednesday morning that Williams will have the procedure on March 30 in Los Angeles to "repair his left dislocated shoulder capsule." The team also officially confirmed Williams is done for the remainder of the regular season, as expected.

Williams was injured during a post-practice game of one-on-one with former Blazers center Chris Johnson back on March 8.

Williams, 22, averaged 3.7 points and 0.8 rebounds in 6.2 minutes per game this season. Williams missed the entire 2010-2011 season after undergoing surgery on both knees.

I wrote about Williams at length after the recent win over the San Antonio Spurs in case you missed it. He talked fairly candidly about his recovery from the knee surgeries.

Update (Monday): The Portland Trail Blazers announced on Monday that guard Elliot Williams' MRI results were abnormal and additional testing is required.

Portland G Elliot Williams's MRI on left dislocated shoulder is abnormal. He will undergo further examination & evaluation later this week.

This obviously raises the question of a surgery.

Later Monday, Blazers coach Nate McMillan provided the following quote to Jay Allen and Michael Holton on Blazers Courtside:

"You just don't know his situation for the rest of the season. Really unfortunate situation. We hope that it's not anything that's going to require -- possibly -- surgery but that could be the case."

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Update (Friday): Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports that Elliot Williams will return to Portland to undergo an MRI on his left shoulder on Monday. Some gory details...

It occurred after practice, when he stayed late for extra work. Williams was going 1-on-1 against Chris Johnson when he drove baseline for a dunk. Johnson blocked the shot, but the force caught Williams' arm The injury was so brutal, it popped Williams' shoulder out and the blade was poking out backward. Blazers trainer Geoff Clark couldn't pop the shoulder back, so they went to the hospital. It took three people to pop it back in place.

Original Post (Thursday)

The Portland Trail Blazers announced that guard Elliot Williams suffered a left shoulder injury during practice in Boston on Thursday.

Elliot Williams dislocated his left shoulder in practice today. He is out for the next 2 games and will be reevaluated early next week.

Williams, 22, is averaging 3.7 points and 0.8 rebounds in 6.2 minutes per game this season. Williams missed the entire 2010-2011 season after undergoing surgery on both knees.

Williams will miss games against the Boston Celtics on Friday and the Washington Wizards on Saturday. The Blazers next play after that on Tuesday at the Indiana Pacers.

I wrote about Williams at length after the recent win over the San Antonio Spurs in case you missed it. He talked fairly candidly about his recovery from the knee surgeries.

-- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter

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