The Utah Jazz learned Wednesday that that starting point guard Mo Williams will need surgery on his right thumb after a second MRI and follow-up evaluation by a hand specialist in New York. The procedure will take place Friday in New York by the doctor that performed surgery on the same thumb in 2008 to repair ligament damage. Williams, who has missed the past five games with the injury that happened on Dec. 22 in Miami, will sport a splint and will be re-evaluated in six weeks, meaning his earliest return would be Feb. 23. "He's frustrated," Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin said. "He's disappointed in the fact that he had to have surgery. He thought he was feeling better and he would do OK to come back a little sooner, but it's the smart thing to do and it's the right thing to do for him."