Robert Williams out 4 to 6 weeks following another knee surgery
Boston Celtics center Robert Williams is undergoing arthroscopic procedure on his left knee and is expected to need 4-to-6 weeks for recovery, sources tell ESPN. Williams had meniscus surgery in March and played through the playoffs
The surgery is being labeled a "clean up" procedure. Robert Williams is expected to return to the Celtics sometime early in the season. It's worth noting once again that Williams is a tremendous talent, but misses a lot of games due to injuries. They say one of the greatest abilities is availability.
The other Celtics players who tend to miss their fair share of games are Malcolm Brogdon, Danilo Galinari, and Jaylen Brown. Gallo is already out for the year, while Brown's knee issue is more of a chronic thing were he tends to get maintenance days off.
With both Williams and Gallo out to begin the season, and Daniel Theis now a Pacer, the Celtics need to figure out some big to give major minutes to, so as not to burn out the 36 year old Al Horford.
Here's hoping that when Time Lord returns he can play the rest of the season without any issues and more importantly will be healthy come playoff time.
We'll see if Boston attempts to sign a veteran like Dwight Howard or LaMarcus Aldridge now, but I'm guessing no. Really a pity that Thomas Bryant chose the Lakers over the Celtics, since he figured he would get more playing time there. Also, the Celtics of course could have used their MLE (or part of it) on Bryant or another player other than the oft injured, old, and defensive sieve Gallinari.