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Celtics sources: No long-term concerns on Rob Williams’ late-season Meniscus, knee injury

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Following a risky postseason, both Rob Williams III and the Boston Celtics can at least be assured now of a clear path moving forward.

Close sources within the franchise told Brian Robb of MassLive that there aren’t any long-term concerns around Williams’ knee injury in late 2021-2022 season, which placed the big man under medical procedure for Meniscus repair. No additional surgery was conducted, and his continued rest this summer will keep him available in the team’s upcoming training camp this September.

Williams’ posting of workout and training videos in Instagram serves as a good testament of his ongoing recovery and preparation.

Robb further noted that the Cs’ coaching staff will push for Williams to be more aggressive on the glass and finishing touches around the rim, given that the lineup has an improved shooting from the outside.

In late March, the Celtics announced that Williams suffered from a torn meniscus in his left knee and will be out crucially for at least four to six weeks to recover from surgery.

Amid soreness, Williams III took a gamble and played in 17 postseason games for Boston, averaging a rubbish 7.7 markers and 6.2 boards, with impressive 2.2 blocks in 67.9 percent shooting for over 23 minutes of exposure. He then anchored them in nailing an NBA Finals seat for the first time since 2010.

Given that the Celtics have retooled very well this offseason from the key additions of Malcolm Brogdon and Danilo Gallinari, the future and sustainability of Williams III stands crucial on their ongoing hopes for that 18th banner hanging in the rafters. His interior defense and growth will remain integral to the club’s title window for more years to come.

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