Things are going incredibly well for the Boston Celtics…well, mostly.
The team is now officially tied for the number one seed in the East after winning 24 of their last 28 games.
After a rocky start, the Celtics have come alive in a huge way and are one of the most threatening and impressive teams in the entire league.
Unfortunately, they might be without one of their star players for the pivotal weeks ahead.
ESPN Sources: Celtics C Robert Williams has suffered a meniscus tear in his left knee and will minimally miss several weeks. Further evaluation today will help provide a timetable. Boston moved into first-place Sunday, and Williams has been immense part of NBA’s best defense.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 28, 2022
It is being reported that center Robert Williams has suffered a meniscus tear in his left knee.
The injury occurred on Sunday night’s 134-112 victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The news about Williams means that he could be out for a few weeks – a timetable for his exact return isn’t known yet.
This is out-and-out bad news for the Celtics because Williams was a tremendous part of the team’s recent resurgence.
Can they continue to thrive without him?
Winning With Williams
Williams finished Sunday night with 13 points, 10 rebounds, a steal, and a block in 24 minutes played.
That’s just a taste of the sort of work he’s been doing all season long.
The player has been averaging 10 points, 9.6 rebounds, and 2.2 blocks a game while shooting 73% from the field.
This has led to the Celtics owning the league’s best defense, which is a huge part of why they are doing so well.
The latest injury isn’t Williams’ first: during his first three seasons in the NBA, he only played a total of 113 games because of harm done to his body.
Hopefully, this injury is just a small speed bump and Williams is back on the court soon.
He’s been such a big part of the team’s success so far that there is no doubt he’d be a massive part of its postseason run too.