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Robert Williams to Undergo Knee Surgery

October 21, 2022
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Robert Williams to Undergo Knee Surgery

Robert Williams, the center for the Boston Celtics, is scheduled to have arthroscopic knee surgery, as Sean Deveney of OKBET reported. As a result of the procedure, Robert Williams had expected to miss the entire training camp and the start of the regular season. Deveney said that the timescale for recovery would be between four and six weeks.

On the other hand, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN also reported on the issue, stating that the timeline for recovery will be approximately six to eight weeks. With a recovery time of four weeks, the big man would be able to return at the very beginning of the regular season; with a recovery time of six weeks, he would miss the first two weeks, and with a recovery time of eight weeks, he would miss the entire first month.

Williams suffered a torn meniscus in the same knee towards the end of March, which resulted in his forgetting the two remaining regular-season games and the previous year’s first two games of the playoffs. He participated in Game 3 against the Brooklyn Nets despite clearly being hampered by his injury. In comparison to his regular season average of 29.6. The big man played only an average of 23.2 minutes per game during the postseason.

All-Defensive Second Team

Robert Williams had a season of breakthrough performance the year before. Williams set a new mark for the number of minutes he played in his career. And a record number of games (61). He had a field goal percentage of 73.6% and a scoring average of 10.0 points. Then 9.6 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 2.2 blocks. Robert Williams was also recognize for his defensive play by chosen to the All-Defensive Second Team.

As a result of Danilo Gallinari tearing his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) earlier this summer. While playing for Italy in EuroBasket. The Boston Celtics will enter the regular season with two fewer frontcourt components than they had planned.

In terms of potential replacements, the Celtics may investigate the possibility of signing a free agent; however, in the past, they have underlined the desire to test out inside options before looking outside the organization. One player has to step up to the plate is Luke Kornet. And Grant Williams should also get ready to play a more significant part.

Aside from that, there is a possibility that Mfiondu Kabengele might be deployed on his two-way contract. If Noah Vonleh shines in training camp, he could earn additional opportunities. And be the lone big player in Boston on an Exhibit 10 deal.

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