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Thunder rookie Jalen Williams has surgery to repair orbital bone fracture

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SAN ANTONIO, TX - OCTOBER 13: Jalen Williams #8 of the Oklahoma City Thunder dribbles the ball against the San Antonio Spurs during a preseason game on October 13, 2022 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2022 NBAE (Photos by Michael Gonzales/NBAE via Getty Images)

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It was clear something was up when Thunder rookie Jalen Williams updated his Instagram profile picture after the game against the Timberwolves.

Williams has undergone surgery to repair an orbital bone fracture, the team announced Friday. He will be re-evaluated in 7-10, although he may miss more time than that, reports Jeff Stotts of In Street Clothes.

It is also possible Williams returns earlier than that wearing a mask for protection.

Williams scored five points in the six minutes he played off the bench in his NBA debut before suffering the injury. He was the No. 12 pick in the draft, a rangy wing out of Santa Clara who was a bit of a sleeper until a standout performance at the NBA Draft Combine.