An MRI revealed that Celtics center/forward Robert Williams III has suffered a meniscus tear in his left knee, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Williams is expected to miss at least several weeks, Wojnarowski added, though further evaluation is needed before a timeframe for a possible return.
Williams was injured in Sunday night’s victory — Boston’s 24th in 28 games — and underwent an MRI today. Williams is first among 169 players who’ve defended 500-plus shots as the closest defender, per Second Spectrum tracking. Only Williams has held opponents sub-40 % shooting.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 28, 2022
Williams, 24, is 6-foot-8 and averaging a career-highs of 10.0 points and 9.6 rebounds in 61 games. He has been a key part of a Celtics’ team that has been among the hottest in the league lately, winning 24 of the past 28 games.
As we relayed earlier, the Celtics are signing G League big man Juwan Morgan to presumably help replace the loss of Williams.
Williams was selected with the No. 27 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. He has spent each of his first four seasons with Boston.
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