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Magic guard Jason Williams to have knee surgery

Sep 29, 2010, 6:01 PM EDT

Thumbnail image for jason_williams.jpgThe Magic brought Jason Williams back to provide some extra depth at point guard, but he won’t be doing that for a while.

Williams is going to have arthroscopic left knee surgery tomorrow and will be out until right around the start of the season, Stan Van Gundy told the media today (as tweeted by Antonio Gonzalez of the Associated Press, via Orlando Pinstriped Post).

Not ideal, but not a huge loss. Jameer Nelson is the clear starter at point, Chris Duhon was brought in to be his backup. The Magic have been saying that Williams and Duhon are competing for the backup job, but after the way Williams played last season if he beats out Duhon the Magic have some bigger issues to deal with.

Williams should be back right around the time of the season opener, although he’ll have to play his way into game shape.

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