Robert Williams Opens Up On Knee Injury Amid Celtics Finals Run

Under the big stage of the NBA Finals, Robert Williams III has been one of the brighter lights for the Boston Celtics. But behind the curtain, the Celtics center is continuing to plow through the knee injury he's been dealing with throughout these 2022 NBA Playoffs. 

Williams recently opened up on the rigorous journey he is going through just as he goes on this quest to win his first NBA championship. In a piece written by Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, Time Lord revealed he was getting his knee drained numerous times throughout Boston's Eastern Conference Finals series versus the Miami Heat.

The big man had left knee surgery on March 30 to repair a torn meniscus. He missed the final seven games of the regular season and the first two games of their first-round series sweep of the Brooklyn Nets. 

Since returning, he missed four games in the second round against the defending champion Bucks and one game in the ECF against Miami. Williams has yet to sit out a game in the Finals versus the Golden State Warriors.

"I honestly take it day-by-day," Williams III told Yahoo Sports. "I can be feeling good right now, and then the next couple of hours it's pretty sore. I try to take it day-by-day as much as I can." 

Williams has been one of the key difference-makers for Boston throughout its run to the Finals. The 24-year-old has been throwing down massive lobs and has sent away numerous shots to the third throughout this run.

He's played tremendous defense in both protecting the rim as well as switching out to wings and guards on the perimeter. In this Finals series, Williams is averaging 7.0 points, 7.6 assists, and 2.4 blocks while converting 88.9 percent of his shots, most of which have come inside the paint. 

Williams and the Celtics will attempt to keep their championship hopes alive by winning Game 6 at home on Thursday to force a winner-take-all against the Warriors in San Francisco.

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