Boston Celtics center Robert Williams III is expected to be out for 4-6 weeks while recovering from his post-surgery surgery, Wednesday (30/3).
Williams underwent surgery to treat a torn left knee meniscus he suffered when the Celtics beat the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA’s continued game, Sunday (27/3).
With the projected recovery period, Williams may be able to return to defend the Celtics if they qualify for the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs, which is expected to take place mid April 30 to May 2.
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The Celtics, currently, are third in the East standings with a 47-29 win-loss record with one win behind the Miami Heat (48-28) at the top and safety in the automatic playoff zone of 4.5 wins from the Cleveland Cavaliers (42-28). 33) which is in seventh place.
If they still finish in third, the Celtics will face the sixth-placed team at the end of the regular season East, which is currently occupied by the Toronto Raptors (43-32).
Williams is a Celtics recruit as the 27th pick of the 2018 NBA Draft.
This season, Williams has successfully won the trust of head coach Ime Udoka as the Celtics’ main center and has always been a part of the commencing team in 61 appearances, averaging 10.0 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists.
The Celtics still have six games remaining in the regular season, including when they host the Miami Heat at TD Garden, Thursday (31/3) WIB. (Ant/OL-1)