Boston Celtics center Robert Williams has reportedly suffered a meniscus tear in his left knee, according to the Athletic’s Shams Charania. The injury could lead to an “indefinite absence” this season, Charania reports. Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Williams will “minimally miss several weeks.”
In Sunday’s 134-112 victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Williams exited the game at the end of the third quarter and did not return. He finished the game with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
“Don’t know exactly what happened,” head coach Ime Udoka said after the game, per ESPN. “He said it wasn’t even a specific play that he remembers, but came out of the game, had some pain, obviously went back to get checked out and was in quite a bit of pain, and he’ll get scanned in the morning and we’ll know then.”
According Woj, the team is awaiting a further evaluation.
In his fourth season, Williams is nearly averaging a double-double, including a career-high 10.0 ppg, 9.6 rpg and 2.2 blocks. He’s remained a prominent part of the C’s domination this year, including their rise to the No.1 spot in the Eastern Conference with a 47-28 record.
The Celtics are set to face the Raptors on Monday. However, it looks like they’ll have to play without their starting center. Udoka also said that both Al Horford will miss Monday’s matchup, as well as potentially Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown.