Boston Celtics big man Robert Williams III has been dealing with a bothersome left knee throughout the 2022 NBA playoffs, and so naturally, there are fears about his condition worsening as he keeps playing.

Fortunately, Williams eased those worries away as he finally broke his silence regarding his injury. To recall, Williams underwent surgery for a torn meniscus in his left knee last March before returning midway through the first round of the playoffs. While he is far from being 100 percent healthy, there is no risk of his knee getting worse or injured again.

The Celtics' medical team assured that to him, with his condition being just more on his pain tolerance.

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“I was really having my knee drained a lot last series [in the East Finals vs. Miami Heat],” Williams told Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. “I stopped draining it because there was no point, in my opinion. My knee kept filling back up with fluid. So, I’ve kind of learned how to manage it to be able to play.”

This is certainly great news for Robert Williams III. While it is understandable why he wants to play and help the Celtics win a championship, his long-term health is also of utmost importance. With that said, it's not good if he is risking his future just to play.

Williams is a key cog for the Celtics, and there is no denying his presence gives Boston a tremendous boost. Obviously, the team will be relying on him to man the painted area and anchor their defense alongside Marcus Smart come Game 6 of the NBA Finals.