Celtics alumnus Isaiah Thomas expresses skepticism about Robert Williams III’s knee injury risk on Twitter

All things being equal, Isaiah Thomas cannot be blamed for his skepticism as he himself was once in exactly the same position as Boston Celtics big man Robert Williams III is in now. The former king in the fourth tweeted “Heard that before lol” in response to an article posted to Twitter by Kurt Helin of NBC Sports entitled “Report: Celtics told Robert Williams playing a game through injury doesn’t make knee worse”.

IT was given the green light to enter the 2017 NBA Playoffs with an injured hip that would ultimately derail and nearly end his NBA career, which Thomas seemed to imply the Boston medical staff was to blame.

Timelord’s injury is a very different one, with a fairly broad consensus on the risk involved, but given Thomas’ personal experience with the team and his own injury, such a reaction is very understandable.

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Athletes should always question narratives of playing through pain for glory when so much money is at stake, and while Williams has made enough in his current business to take care of himself for a lifetime, that doesn’t mean he has should be careless about his future.

Presumably the Celtics – who have since significantly overhauled their medical staff – are taking the same stance in the face of the black eye, which would have a similar outcome for their organization.

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