Celtics big man Robert Williams has been diagnosed with a bone edema in his left hip, the team announced today (via Twitter). Williams will have to limit his basketball activities while the injury heals and will be re-evaluated in three weeks, according to the C’s.
Williams, who appeared in just 32 games last season as a rookie, had been a more consistent part of Boston’s rotation so far in 2019/20. He has appeared in 19 games, averaging 3.9 PPG and 4.6 RPG with a .673 FG% in 14.2 minutes per contest.
With Williams sidelined into the new year, the Celtics will lean more heavily on centers Enes Kanter and Daniel Theis. Semi Ojeleye has also seen a bump in minutes as of late and will likely continue to have a significant role with Williams on the shelf.