Deron Williams Out 3-6 Weeks

Early Thursday night reports have stated that Deron Williams has suffered a broken jaw during a collision early in the second half of the Maryland Eastern Shore basketball game in Assembly Hall. Right now, he is expected to be out four to six weeks.

Update @ 10:40 PM: Deron Williams' lower jaw is broken in two places, and he is expected to have surgery tomorrow. After the surgery, Deron should have a plate in his jaw, and will be required to avoid contact for three to four weeks.
After an early second half collison in the Maryland Eastern Shore game on Thursday evening, Deron Williams was taken to the local hospital for x-rays to determine the severity of the injury to his jaw.

Early reports have Deron suffering a broken jaw. More x-rays are being taken this evening to determine if the upper jaw bone is also broken.

As of 10:15 on Thursday night, it is expected Deron Williams will miss 4-6 weeks of action before returning to the court for the Fighting Illini.

Illinois will look to Dee Brown to play the point guard position and run the offense. Freshman Richard McBride will now be required to learn by fire as he will probably be Illinois' third guard until Deron returns.

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