Robert Williams injury update: Celtics center suffers forearm contusion after dive in Game 3 vs. 76ers
Robert Williams injury update: Celtics center suffers forearm contusion after dive in Game 3 vs. 76ers
How serious is Robert Williams' forearm injury?

The Celtics have taken back home-court advantage with a Game 3 win over the 76ers.

After dropping Game 1 to Philadelphia, Boston has responded with two straight wins to take a 2-1 series lead. Even with a win, the Celtics left the contest with an injury to monitor moving forward.

Defensive stopper Robert Williams took a hard fall in the fourth quarter while hustling for a loose ball and did not return to the contest.

How serious is Williams' injury? The Sporting News has the latest updates below.

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What is Robert Williams' injury?

In the fourth quarter of Game 3, Williams put his body on the line by chasing down a loose ball near the Celtics' bench. He kept the ball in play with a spirited effort but went crashing into the chairs, staying down while holding his arm.

Robert Williams heads to locker room. Seemed to grab at his right arm after the hustle play.

— Chris Forsberg (@ChrisForsberg_) May 6, 2023

Williams was diagnosed with a right forearm contusion and even though he was deemed eligible to return, he remained on the sideline for the rest of the game.

Williams was impactful in 16 minutes, tallying four points, five rebounds, three blocks, and a steal.

How long is Robert Williams out?

The Celtics announced that Williams was eligible to return in Game 3, which is a good sign for his injury status moving forward.

#NEBHInjuryReport Rob Williams (right forearm contusion) is AVAILABLE TO RETURN.

— Boston Celtics (@celtics) May 6, 2023

Williams will have one day off on Saturday before these teams take the floor again on Sunday, May 7 for Game 4.

Celtics vs. 76ers schedule

Here is the complete schedule for the second-round series between Boston and Philadelphia, including start times and TV channels for each game.

Date Game Time (ET)/Result TV channel
May 1 Game 1 76ers 119, Celtics 115 TNT
May 3 Game 2 Celtics 121, 76ers 87 TNT
May 5 Game 3 Celtics 114, 76ers 102 ESPN
May 7 Game 4 3:30 p.m. at 76ers ESPN
May 9 Game 5* TBD at Celtics TNT
May 11 Game 6* TBD at 76ers ESPN
May 14 Game 7* TBD at Celtics ABC or TNT

*If necessary 

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