Robert Williams returns to go through the operating room. The Boston Celtics center will have surgery on his left knee this week and will miss the start of the regular season.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski (ESPN) the operation is scheduled for Thursday. The 24-year-old had surgery on his left knee six months ago because Big had torn his meniscus.
Back then, “Time Lord” quickly returned, also helping the Boston Celtics advance to the Finals. The centre-back seemed visibly restricted in his mobility, but he claimed the injury couldn’t get any worse, according to the team.
Now that the center is due for surgery again, Williams will miss the season opener against the Philadelphia 76ers on Oct. 18. Williams finally made her breakthrough last season, averaging 10.0 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.2 blocks.
The 24-year-old was also selected on a defensive team for the first time. Williams’ contract in Boston runs through 2026, during which time the center will earn $48 million. Various bonuses could ultimately result in 54 million.