Jason Williams will miss six to eight months after injuring his right knee in his first-ever game of the Big3 as a member of the 3 Headed Monsters on Sunday.
Big3 co-founders Ice Cube and Jeff Kwatinetz announced Williams’ estimated recovery time during a conference call on Wednesday, per the Associated Press (via Sports Illustrated).
Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post noted the Williams was not injured as a result of contact.
Kwatinetz said during Wednesday’s conference call he didn’t view the injuries suffered by players like Williams and Corey Maggette as significant problems for the league moving forward:
”We had four games and in those four games less people were injured than will most likely be injured in any single first game in the NFL this year. People are injured in the NBA all the time, unfortunately. Cars crash in NASCAR and these things do happen. We do believe that there was intensity that maybe everybody didn’t expect and there will be an adjustment period as the season goes on.”
The 41-year-old Williams didn’t play a game of professional basketball from 2011-17 following his second retirement from the NBA.
Williams played 12 NBA seasons from 1998-2011. He won an NBA championship with the Miami Heat in 2005-06.
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