Brutal Blow For Celtics; Lose Key Player For "Several Weeks"

After a 24-4 run to the top of the Eastern Conference, the Boston Celtics have now been hit with a devastating injury for their playoff hopes, as center Robert Williams has been diagnosed with a meniscus tear in his knee.

According to NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski, Williams will miss "several weeks" at minimum. The playoffs begin in less than three weeks, so the Celtics will be without their big man at least to begin the 1st round. 

The crazy thing about the injury is that he continued to play on it, and played well.

Williams had imaging on his knee done this morning, and it revealed the meniscus tear. 

Very bad break for the Celtics, who had gone from 11th in the conference at the start of the calendar year, to the No. 1 seed, after their 24-4 run.

Needless to say, Celtics fans everywhere are not too thrilled with this development:

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