Williams has no timetable for his return. He wants to ensure there is no setback as he regains mobility in the joint.
Williams also said he "will breathe a sigh of relief'' when Thursday's trade deadline passes after more rumors the Jazz are interested in Los Angeles Clippers point guard Eric Bledsoe - a deal that could affect Williams' long-term future.
Williams can become an unrestricted free agent after this season but is hopeful of staying with the Jazz. He acknowledged the team "has a lot of options'' but held out hope the team "sees my value.''