Ime Udoka on Jaylen Brown’s Injury and Robert Williams Return to the Court

Ime Udoka on Jaylen Brown's Injury and Robert Williams Return to the Court

After the Boston Celtics practice today, head coach Ime Udoka addressed the media and provided insights into the ailment of Jaylen Brown’s hamstring and Robert Williams III’s return to the court since Game 3 of their opening-round series against the nets.

Entering the second half of the Celtic’s Game 4 win over the Brooklyn Nets, Brown said he was experiencing some hamstring problems while noticeably grabbing at the back of his right leg in the fourth quarter, an injury that previously sidelined him for eight games in November.

In his postgame interview, Brown said, “I’m alright. I think I’m alright. I’m going to go get checked out, and I think I’ll be fine for next one.”

However, Udoka remained steadfast this morning that Brown and Robert Williams – who underwent surgery in March for a torn meniscus – are fine. The first-year coach admitted that his Center’s conditioning isn’t back to playoff level shape as the Boston Globe’s Gary Washburn reports that the Celtics’ goal is to utilize practice to get the fourth-year center’s wind back.

Less than five weeks removed from surgery, Williams added that he has been pain-free since returning to the court in Game 3. The next few days provide Williams and Brown with the necessary rest to return to full strength as they look toward the winner of the Milwaukee Bucks and Chicago Bulls opening-round series for an Eastern Conference semifinals matchup.

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