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FILE - Boston Celtics center Robert Williams III (44) waits for play to resume during the first half of Game 1 of an NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals playoff series against the Miami Heat, Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in Miami. Williams III is expected to miss at least two months after undergoing surgery Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, on the left knee that caused him to miss time during Boston's NBA Finals run last season.

BOSTON (AP) — Celtics center Robert Williams III is expected to miss at least two months after undergoing surgery Friday on the left knee that caused him to miss time during Boston's NBA Finals run last season.

The team said the arthroscopic procedure to remove loose bodies and address swelling was a success. He is expected to resume basketball activities in 8-12 weeks.

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