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Nets Williams Has Surgery

Jayson Williams, still recuperating from a broken right leg, underwent surgery Monday to repair a ligament in his left thumb.

The New Jersey Nets center, out since breaking his leg April 1 against Atlanta, had a tendon from his left forearm grafted on his injured thumb by Dr. Charles Melone at Beth Israel North Hospital. The doctor said the hand would be in a cast for a month, with another four weeks of rehabilitation.

Williams averaged 8.1 points and 12 rebounds in 30 games before breaking his right leg.

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