The final game of the preseason could have been just the platform needed for Robert Williams to showcase his skillset with many of the Celtics regulars not even making the trip to Cleveland.
But Williams played just three minutes in the C’s 118-95 win over the Cavaliers Tuesday, exiting after going up for a rebound and taking a Kevin Love elbow to the face.
#NEBHInjuryReport Robert Williams was seen by the Cavs doctor after receiving a blow to the head and he will likely be out the rest of this game and be re-evaluated tomorrow in Boston.— Boston Celtics (@celtics) October 15, 2019
After the game, Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Williams had been diagnosed with concussion-like symptoms and will be re-evaluated once back in Boston. There was no timetable given for when Williams could return to action.
Carsen Edwards and Robert Williams taking some tough shots to the face early in Cleveland. pic.twitter.com/Or7ncstFsw— Chris Forsberg (@ChrisForsberg_) October 15, 2019
Concussion-like symptoms for Robert Williams. He’ll be examined again before #Celtics leave for Boston.— gary washburn (@GwashburnGlobe) October 16, 2019
It’s a pivotal second season for Williams, who should see a much more increased role after only playing in 32 games a season ago. Williams will have some time to heal with the Celtics opening the regular season a week from Wednesday against the Philadelphia 76ers.