The 24-year old big man noticeably limped off the court late in the third quarter of Sunday night's 132-112 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves and did not return after the team called it a left knee sprain.
Williams was injured in Sunday night’s victory — Boston’s 24th in 28 games — and underwent an MRI today. Williams is first among 169 players who’ve defended 500-plus shots as the closest defender, per Second Spectrum tracking. Only Williams has held opponents sub-40 % shooting.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 28, 2022
The Celtics released a statement Monday afternoon, but there was no timeline on a possible return for Williams, only that an update on treatment would likely be provided later in the week.
Official update from Celtics on Robert Williams. Firmer recovery timeline to come later this week. pic.twitter.com/IlUzkhUzaV— Chris Forsberg (@ChrisForsberg_) March 28, 2022
Boston's head coach Ime Udoka, who said Williams was was experiencing "quite a bit of pain" on the lateral side of his knee Sunday, spoke to the media about Williams' injury and confirmed that he will undergo surgery.
"We'll know in the next few days, evaluate some surgical options and know more then," said Udoka during Monday afternoon's presser.
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