The Boston Celtics are expected to give up for several weeks on Center Robert Williams. The anchor of the best defense of the NBA has pulled a meniscus tear in the left knee.
This was officially divided the franchise on Monday after a MRI study. Williams had approached the injury on Sunday in the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. According to the information of Adrian Wojnarowski (espn), it will have to suspend at least several weeks.
According to Head Coach Ime Udoka, the 24-year-old is expected to undergo surgery, details are to be discussed in the coming days. Depending on the type of operation, the Big will be longer or shorter. However, Williams is optimistic that he could come back this season again.
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But the Celtics will probably have to lie down a depth PostSeason Run. Already in a good two and a half weeks start the playoffs (16 April), in the past few months Boston had actually played into a noise.
Williams played an important role in the defense of the Celts ranked after defensive rating with 105.9 approved points per 100 possessions in place in the NBA. Thanks to a huge increase in performance during the season, Boston has recovered 24 past 28 games and conquered the first place in the Eastern Conference.
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Only in the past offseason Williams had signed a new four-year contract of over $ 54 million, in the current season, in 61 inserts, he set up 10.0 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game. He decreased 73.6 percent of his field troubles.