Robert Williams III has missed the last few games due to a left hip injury, but now we have more clarification on what that means and when we can expect him back on the court for the Boston Celtics.
#NEBHInjuryReport Following further testing, Celtics center Robert Williams has been diagnosed with a bone edema in his left hip and will be required to limit his basketball activities while it heals. His status will be reassessed in approximately three weeks.— Boston Celtics (@celtics) December 16, 2019
Bone edema sounds very serious, but thankfully, it doesn’t appear that it will be a long-term issue. While the 3-week timeline doesn’t necessarily mean we can expect him back in 3 weeks, it is promising that he’ll seemingly be back sooner than later. For now, the Celtics will have to manage with Daniel Theis, Enes Kanter and Grant Williams.
Theis and Kanter both had season-best performances against the Philadelphia 76ers, with Theis putting up 16 points and 5 rebounds while Kanter posted 20 points and 9 rebounds. The only problem was that they let Joel Embiid pour in 38 points and 13 rebounds along with 6 assists. Grant Williams received a DNP-CD.
In other news, the Celtics recalled Romeo Langford from the Maine Red Claws. The Celtics continue their long break until Wednesday night when they’ll travel to Dallas to take on the Mavericks at 9:30 PM EST.