Celtics’ Williams (knee) left out of Game Four


Boston – Boston Celtics to rule Robert Williams III From the fourth match on Monday against Milwaukee Bucks With soreness in the left knee.

Williams did not appear in any of the injury reports in Boston, but coach Im Odoka said Williams tried to warm up before the game and felt the pain was too intense.

“He got in some pain today,” Odoka said. “It kind of broke out. It came out of nowhere. Didn’t feel anything yesterday or during the match. It wasn’t an accident. Just a slight flare up, he just got upset trying to warm up.”

Williams tore a meniscus in his left knee in late March and did not return to the squad until Game Three of his first-round series in Boston against Brooklyn Networks.

Against Milwaukee, Williams returned to the starting lineup, starting all three games.

Odoka said it was not unexpected for Williams to have pain due to the surgery, and that he had generalized pain between games but this time it was more noticeable.

Odoka said he does not expect Williams to undergo any further tests, but is hopeful to be ready to go for Game Five in Boston on Wednesday.

“You expect it,” Odoka said when asked about Williams’ potential availability. “He’s been in some normal pain… He’s expected to calm down and can be back there for the next match.”

In the Bucks series, Williams averaged 8.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 2.7 pieces per game. He missed some time in Game 3 after being hit in the head by an elbow from a Bucks striker Bobby Portez.

With Williams out, Boston begins Grant Williams In its place.

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