Mo Williams has partially torn ligament in thumb, will play through it

BY Brett Pollakoff • January 8, 2016

The good news for Mo Williams is that the torn ligament injury in his thumb won't require surgery, and he told reporters on Friday that he'll be able to play through it until it fully heals, which could take up to six weeks.

The bad news for Williams is, he may not play regardless.

With Kyrie Irving back healthy and other options for David Blatt to turn to, Williams has seen his role dramatically reduced, and hasn't played in three of the Cavaliers' last five contests.

“He could’ve played, just the way the games went,” Blatt said, via Jason Lloyd of “Mo’s a pro. He knows he’s got to be ready and he knows his time will come. He’s not out of the rotation forever. Just the way the games have gone and the fact he’s been a little banged up.”

Williams started the first 11 games of the season for the Cavs as Irving remained sidelined due to injury. It appears as though he'll be used sparingly the rest of the way, but at least his injury isn't too serious, and it should get the time to heal that it requires.

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