Robert Williams III injury update: Celtics center to miss Game 3 vs. Heat due to knee soreness

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The Boston Celtics will be without starting center Robert Williams III on Saturday night for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Miami Heat, the team announced Saturday night. Williams is dealing with persistent soreness in his left knee. 

Towards the end of March, Williams underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee and did not return until Game 3 of the team’s first-round series against the Brooklyn Nets. His return lasted only five games, however, as he suffered a bone bruise in the same knee during Game 3 of the team’s second-round series versus the Milwaukee Bucks. 

Williams missed the final four games against the Bucks, but was finally cleared to play again for the Eastern Conference finals, and suited up for the first two games in Miami. It’s not clear if something happened during Game 2, or if Williams is dealing with continued pain from the previous injuries. 

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In any case, this will be a big loss for the Celtics for however long he remains on the sidelines. Williams doesn’t always put up big numbers, but he’s the best rim protector on the team and blocked…


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Author : Jack Maloney

Publish date : 2022-05-21 23:11:38

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