Elliot Williams will undergo surgery on his injured left shoulder in the near future, he told reporters last night (including Chris Haynes of CSNNW.com). The surgery will sideline the 21-year-old guard for the remainder of the season.
Williams, the Blazers' 22nd overall pick in 2010, saw his first NBA action this season. In 24 games, he averaged 3.7 points on 50% shooting in 6.2 minutes per contest. He's expected to be 100% healthy for next season.
The Trail Blazers' trade deadline activity resulted in the team waiving one player (Greg Oden) who was out for the year, and acquiring two more in Mehmet Okur and Shawne Williams. With Okur and the two Williams' out for the season, perhaps Portland will look into adding a player for depth. The team currently has a full roster of 15 players, so they'd likely have to waive Okur or buy out Shawne Williams to make room.
Williams' surgery will take place on March 30th, according to the team (via Twitter).