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Robert Williams being treated for concussion-like symptoms

Williams only played three minutes in the preseason finale before exiting due to injury

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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.

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.

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.

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