Boston Celtics center Robert Williams to have knee surgery

2022-09-20T21:35:33+00:00 2022-09-20T21:35:33+00:00.

Aris Barkas

20/Sep/22 21:35

Robert Williams will miss the start of the season due to a knee procedure to “cleanup” the issues he had during last year’s playoffs

By Eurohoops team/

Boston Celtics center Robert Williams III will undergo an arthroscopic procedure on his left knee, causing him to require four to six weeks for recovery, per ESPN.

According to the report: The procedure, expected to be Thursday, will come six months after Williams had left knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus.

The latest procedure is described as a “cleanup” and is expected to allow Williams to return to full strength early in the regular season, sources said.

Williams, who will turn 25 in October, returned for the Celtics‘ run to the NBA Finals and played with discomfort in the playoffs that caused him to miss seven games.

Averaging 10.0 points, 9.6 rebounds, and 2.2 blocks, Williams was the anchor for a Celtics team that led the league in defensive efficiency.