Saturday, February 29, 2020

Robert Williams (hip) has been cleared to play against the Rockets

Robert Williams will finally make his long awaited return to an NBA court when the Celtics host the Houston Rockets on Saturday night at TD Garden.

The team announced on Friday afternoon that Williams, who has been sidelined since Dec. 9 with a left hip bone edema, has been cleared to play following his latest scan coming back clean.

Williams' minutes will be limited in the first few games, according to Celtics coach Brad Stevens after joining the team to practice on it's four-game west coast trip that concluded Wednesday night with a 114-103 win over the Jazz.

In 19 games this season, Williams is averaging 3.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 14 minutes per contest.

Meanwhile, Kemba Walker, who's missed the last four games, is still out with left knee soreness. The All-Star guard worked out with the team today and if cleared to practice on Monday, he could play for the first time in over two weeks when the Celtics face the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday 

Joel Pavón

Photo used courtesy of The Associated Press

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