July 2, 2022

Celtics large was in ‘a lot of discomfort,’ not sure of severity


“He’ll get scanned in the morning and we’ll know then.”

Boston Celtics middle Robert Williams III appears for an opening previous Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jarred Vanderbilt. AP Picture/Steven Senne

Robert Williams endured a knee personal injury in opposition to the Timberwolves on Sunday — a gut look at to a Celtics team for whom almost everything has gone suitable more than the final couple of months.

The team dominated Williams out in the second fifty percent with what they identified as a “knee sprain.”

“Don’t know precisely what took place,” Ime Udoka reported immediately after the match. “He reported it wasn’t even a distinct participate in that he remembers, but came out of the activity, had some discomfort, definitely went again to get checked out and was in very a bit of agony, and he’ll get scanned in the morning and we’ll know then.”

The Celtics blew out the Timberwolves 134-112, their newest in a sequence of spectacular wins against very good opponents. They were also without the need of Al Horford, who skipped the match owing to individual reasons.

Dropping Williams for an prolonged stretch of time would be a blow for a Celtics workforce that just worked its way into the No. 1 seed on Sunday. Williams is second on the workforce in on/off numbers for each Cleansing the Glass — the Celtics are 8. details for every 100 possessions much better with Williams on the flooring than when he is off.

Williams is also section of the Celtics’ dominant commencing lineup that has obliterated opponents, outscoring them by 24.3 points for each 100 possessions.

Udoka was questioned if Williams’ damage is predicted to be a prolonged-term problem.

“It’s as well early [to tell],” Udoka stated. “He received seemed at by the medical professionals, but until the scan will come back in the early morning, we’ll know more. But, like I stated, quite a bit of pain on the lateral side and nothing more than that.”

The Celtics play the next night of again-to-back in Toronto on Monday. Neither Horford nor Williams is predicted to participate.