Robert Williams Has Torn Meniscus: Where Do the Celtics Go from Here? 

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According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Williams suffered a meniscus tear in his left knee, sidelining him indefinitely.

According to Healthline, the recovery for a meniscus tear takes about six to eight weeks if it's treated conservatively, without surgery.

As Wojnarowski reports, Williams will continue getting evaluated today. That will provide more clarity on the severity of the injury and when he might be able to return.

Along with whether Williams needs surgery, the rate of his recovery, and his ability to play through pain, how long the Celtics survive without him ties directly to his potential return.

In that sense, it's comparable to Gordon Hayward returning in the Eastern Conference Finals after injuring his ankle in Boston's first playoff game in the bubble in Orlando in 2020.

The Celtics may have to advance past the first two rounds again for Williams to rejoin the fold.

Moving him to the role of free safety so he could rotate to protect the rim more often while also having the ability to close out on corner shooters elevated the top-ranked defense.

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