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Robert Williams undergoes surgery and is doubtful for the start of the NBA season

EL NUEVO DIARIO, BOSTON.- The knee injury suffered by Robert Williams at the end of last March continues to be a problem for the Boston Celtics big man, who will undergo arthroscopic surgery with the aim of completely repairing the zone and leave behind possible relapses.

According to ESPN journalist Adrian Wojnarowski, the recovery period is expected to range between four and six weeks. Thus, Williams will miss the entirety of the Celtics’ training camp and preseason, while his participation in the first game of the season is in doubt. Still, the coaching staff remains hopeful that he will be available for opening night.

The center initially underwent knee surgery in March after suffering a torn meniscus. The player was able to return to the courts less than a month later, but he had discomfort throughout the playoffs, forcing him to miss seven games and averaging just 23.2 minutes in the 17 games he played.

Williams has established himself as one of the team’s main defensive strongholds, one of the most promising interiors in the NBA and a strong candidate to collect the Defensive Player of the Year award sooner rather than later. The Celtics shared last August that there is no real long-term concern around the player’s knee issues. Even so, they will be as conservative and patient as necessary in order to avoid greater evils

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