The Boston Celtics are planning on a very big 2022-23 NBA season.
They are coming off of their first Finals appearance in years and even though they didn’t win, they showed a lot of promise and potential.
They want to build upon that potential and they will need their entire squad to do that.
But now we have learned that center Robert Williams will need arthroscopic surgery on his knee which will keep him out of play for about 4-6 weeks.
This means he will likely miss the beginning of the new season.
Re: Robert Williams III
Good news: Maybe this procedure will clear things up and he'll actually be ready for somewhere near the start of the season.
Bad news: I'm terrified
— CelticsBlog (@celticsblog) September 20, 2022
Celtics fans are attempting to stay hopeful, with some saying that “maybe this procedure will clear things up and he’ll actually be ready for somewhere near the start of the season.”
But at the same time, this could be the start of another season full of injuries that limit Williams.
Last season, Williams put up 10 points, 9.6 rebounds, and 2 assists a game.
At times, he was a true powerhouse and a member of the 2021-22 All-Defensive team.
He was a crucial part of the team and he shut down many others throughout the season.
Williams had a few injuries, however, and they slowed him down and caused him to miss a string of games.
Injuries aren’t new for Williams, they have sprung up again and again during his four years in the league.
There is hope that this surgery might finally solve all of those problems plaguing him, allowing him to finally play freely.
The good news here is that the surgery is happening during the offseason, meaning Williams will hopefully only miss the beginning of the season.
Celtics fans have their fingers and toes crossed for Williams.