Isaiah Thomas shades Boston over Robert Williams injury

Could the Boston Celtics be playing with fire when it comes to center Robert Williams and his injury? They certainly don’t think so. But former All-Star Isaiah Thomas doesn’t exactly sound convinced.

Timelord has been dealing with and playing through an ongoing knee injury that has forced him to sit out seven postseason games so far. While Robert Williams has spoken at length about his struggles and how the pain hasn’t abated despite the team’s best efforts, the Celtics have reportedly “assured” him there’s no risk of a serious aggravation if he keeps playing.

About Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes:

The medical staff took care of that [Robert Williams] that he is not exposed to any further risk of deterioration of the repaired knee. It’s all a matter of pain tolerance.

Former Celtics star Isaiah Thomas responded to the same report. It sounds like the tiny guard is skeptical that Boston’s assurances carry any weight.

“I’ve heard that before, lol,” Thomas said.

Isaiah Thomas suffered a hip injury during his 2017 playoff run and continued to struggle through the issue as they reached the Eastern Conference Finals against LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers. Thomas played in just two games during that series before sitting out the rest of the way.

Thomas had just been named to the All-NBA Second Team that season and was on his way to contract negotiations when the injury struck at the worst possible time.

There are obviously crucial differences between the situation of IT and Timelord today. The Celtics’ medical staff has since undergone a complete overhaul, injuries vary and Robert Williams is also under contract until 2026. If he gets hurt, he still cashes those checks.

And, of course, there’s the fact that Robert Williams will likely want to play and do everything in his power to take the Celtics’ coveted NBA title.

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