Boston Celtics center Robert Williams III to undergo knee arthroscopy, scheduled for start of 2022-23 NBA season – sources

Boston Celtics center Robert Williams III to undergo knee arthroscopy, scheduled for start of 2022-23 NBA season – sources

Boston Celtics center Robert Williams III will undergo arthroscopy on his left knee this week, which will take him four to six weeks to recover, sources told ESPN on Tuesday.

The procedure, due to take place on Thursday, will come six months after Williams underwent surgery on his left knee to repair a torn meniscus.

The latest procedure is described as a “cleanse” and should see Williams back to full strength at the start of the regular season, sources said.

Williams, who turns 25 in October, returned for the Celtics’ run to the NBA Finals and played with discomfort in the playoffs that saw him miss seven games.

Averaging 10.0 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.2 blocks, Williams was the anchor of a Celtics team that led the league in defensive efficiency. Williams held opponents to 38.2% shooting as the closest defenseman, the lowest among players to defend 500 shots, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

Williams also ranked second in blocked shots per game, behind only Jaren Jackson Jr. of Memphis, and shot 73.6% last season, second-best among players who attempted 300 shots, according to ESPN Stats & Info. .

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