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Time for Celtics fans to take a deep breath

 With the knee injury to Rob Williams, Celtics fans need to remember that this was labeled as a "bridge season" with low expectation - that recently turned into a season of real hope for an extended playoff run. The word on the supremely-athletic center is that he is out of action indefinitely with a meniscus tear. It is concerning that Williams III can't remember any specific play that may have caused the injury, possibly indicating that the damage occurred over a number of games.


Any plan that works for Rob also works for the Celtics in the long haul. Rushing back a player with a knee issue that relies on quick movements and elevation to thrive could be a disaster, for both RWill and the team. 

Caution should reign here, and Boston sports fans - including myself - need to hope for the best - but prepare for the worst, at least in the short term. Rob has been an exciting breakout player this season and provides virtually everything but shooting from distance.

There is a decent chance that Williams will attempt non-surgical approaches to rehabbing the knee issue, allowing him to possibly return to action early in the post-season. Let's hope for that path but be prepared if news comes out that his season has ended. 

This Celtics team was built to withstand misfortune. The current roster has both mental and physical toughness and will remain competitive, even if Williams III does not return this season. But my hope is that this likable youngster is okay - that the tear is minor - and that he can safely return and help his comrades to a successful end-of-season.

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