The knee surgery Robert Williams underwent on Wednesday morning will knock him out for at least 4-to 6 weeks, according to League insider Adrian Wojnarowski.
ESPN Sources: After undergoing surgery for a torn meniscus in his left knee this morning, Boston Celtics C Robert Williams is expected to return within 4-to-6 weeks – a timetable that could land him back in the lineup as soon as the second-round of Eastern Conference playoffs.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 30, 2022
Williams went under the knife for a torn meniscus in his left knee, an injury that he suffered on Sunday in the Celtics’ 134-112 win over the Timberwolves.
— SLAM (@SLAMonline) March 28, 2022
Williams has played an integral part in the Celtics’ turnaround from 11th place after a 108-105 loss to the Knicks to help the Celtics take over the number one seed in the Eastern Conference playoff standings. After a 115-112 loss to the Raptors on Monday, Beantown has dropped to third place but is only one game behind the Heat to retake first place.
The Celtics have six games left on their schedule and will miss Time Lord and his production (10.0 points, 9.6 rebounds, and 2.2 blocks per game) on the offensive and defensive sides. Per Second Spectrum tracking, he’s No. 1 among 169 players who have defended 500+ shots as the closest defense, and he’s held his opponents to under 40 percent shooting.