Mazzulla shares update on Robert Williams' hamstring injury

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The Boston Celtics expect to be without Robert Williams for at least the next handful of games.

Williams exited Friday's loss to the Brooklyn Nets with a strained hamstring and did not return. Ahead of Sunday's game vs. the New York Knicks, C's coach Joe Mazzulla provided an estimated timetable for Williams' recovery.

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"I think they said maybe said seven to 10 days or so," Mazzulla said. "But you know, those things can change just kind of depending on how quickly he can get back to sprinting I, guess. So just going to have to see."

Williams missed time at the end of the 2021-22 season with a torn meniscus, then missed the first 29 games of this season due to recovery from knee surgery. While this isn't another knee issue, Mazzulla still plans to be careful with the oft-injured big man.

“He’s done a good job of his rehab and coming back and working through stuff,” he said. “Not going to rush him by any means. But when he’s healthy, we need him and we want to play off of him. So whenever he comes back, we’ll be ready.”

Williams is averaging 8.4 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks through 28 games played this season.

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