Opening Up The Files On The Boston Celtics

Robert Williams knee injury is more serious than C’s are taking it

The Boston Celtics have an ugly track record in regards to their players health and their own medical staff over the years and unfortunately it hasn’t gotten better.

Robert Williams cannot be added to the long list of players the medical staff cleared to play too early. This time around, the Celtics need to take this knee injury more seriously with Rob Williams.

Robert Williams cannot be the next player on Boston’s list of players who were cleared too early from injury

As we know him to be, Rob controls the game in many ways on both ends of the court. He facilities, rim protects, plays above the rim and is often times one of the best defenders in the game.

However, he has not been a mold of himself since returning from knee surgery. In Game 6 with everything on the line, Rob went missing in the fourth quarter.

What I mean by that is he didn’t play at all in the fourth quarter. Through three quarters he recorded 12 points on 5-7 shooting with two blocks in 26 minutes.


For a player like Rob who is always above the rim and creating second chance opportunities on both ends of the court for the Celtics did not happen in Game 6.

Here’s what it all comes down to. The Celtics cleared him to play only a few weeks after undergoing knee surgery, however, it appears Williams does not feel comfortable out there at all.

I think that’s what happened in Game 6. The pain in Rob’s knee was too much to handle, resulting in him being unable to finish the game.

This injury, surgery, and recovery has not been taken seriously enough. The Celtics need to do a better job when it comes to the overall health of their players.

Robert Williams is still listed as a gametime decision heading into Game 7 tonight in South Beach.

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