Celtics’ Williams out 4-6 weeks after knee surgery | NBA


BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics say center Robert Williams III is expected to miss four to six weeks after undergoing surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee.

The team said Williams underwent a partial meniscus removal on his knee at a Boston hospital on Wednesday morning. He was injured against Minnesota on Sunday.

A staunch defender, Williams has averaged 10 points, 9.6 rebounds and just over two blocks this season.

Williams’ loss comes as Boston (47-29) scrambles for the top playoff seed in the Eastern Conference. The Celtics have won 24 of 29 games and are a game behind first-placed Miami Heat, who are guests on Wednesday night.

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