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Celtics’ Robert Williams III diagnosed with ruptured meniscus in left knee, out several weeks

Celtics’ Robert Williams III diagnosed with ruptured meniscus in left knee, out several weeks

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Mar 29
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Boston Celtics big man Robert Williams III has sustained an injury to his left knee following the Celtics’ 134-112 victory over the Timberwolves on Sunday.

Williams underwent an MRI on Monday and the medical team confirmed that he had a meniscus tear in his left knee, as per ESPN. The center could potentially be sidelined for several weeks.

“Williams was injured in Sunday night’s victory — Boston’s 24th in 28 games — and underwent an MRI today,” ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted. “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.”

Boston coach Ime Udoka gave an update on Williams after the MRI result came in.

“There are some (operations) that keep you out longer than others,” Udoka said. “We’re hoping for the best.”

The Celtics’ victory against Minnesota brought them to the top of the Eastern Conference on Sunday and Williams has been an integral part of Boston’s defense this season. The victory on Sunday also marked the 24th win out of 28 games for Boston.

Williams signed a four-year, $54 million extension in the offseason. He has averaged 10 points, nine rebounds and two blocks this season.

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