BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Celtics got good injury news about one of their star players Wednesday.
Robert Williams had successful surgery on his meniscus Wednesday morning at New England Baptist Hospital. He is now expected to return to play in around four to six weeks, which means he could play in the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs if the Celtics make it that far.
Williams suffered the injury during a win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. The extent of the injury made it so Williams will miss weeks, rather than months, according to ESPN's Adrain Wojnarowski. Wojnarowski reported there is a chance Williams could return closer to four weeks.
Following the surgery, Williams tweeted a thank you to everyone who wished him well before the procedure.
Teammate Jayson Tatum showed his support for Williams on Twitter as well.
Williams has been an instrumental part of a defensive renaissance with the Celtics this season. He's averaging career highs in points, rebounds, blocks, steals, and minutes this season, and has started all 61 games he's played. Williams is also second in the league in blocks per game.
The Celtics are back in action Wednesday against the Miami Heat. Tip-off is at 7:30.