BOSTON (AP) — Celtics heart Robert Williams III is anticipated to overlook a minimum of two months after present process surgical procedure Friday on the left knee that prompted him to overlook time throughout Boston’s NBA Finals run final season.
The group stated the arthroscopic process to take away unfastened our bodies and tackle swelling was a hit. He is anticipated to renew basketball actions in 8-12 weeks.
Williams had surgical procedure in March to restore torn cartridge in the identical knee. He missed seven playoff video games whereas rehabbing from that process, and after experiencing soreness within the knee and later sustaining a bone bruise.
The fifth-year massive man and defensive stalwart averaged a career-high 10 factors and 9.6 rebounds final season. But these numbers dipped to 7.6 factors 6.2 rebounds throughout the playoffs.
Forward Danilo Gallinari additionally had surgical procedure on Friday. Gallinari, who signed as a free agent in July, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee whereas enjoying for Italy throughout a FIBA World Cup qualifier in opposition to Georgia.
Gallinari tore the identical ligament in 2013. The Celtics didn’t present a timeline for his return. But such accidents usually contain a restoration means of as much as a yr, which means it might be unlikely for the veteran to play this season.
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