Boston Celtics center Robert Williams III will make his season debut Friday against the Orlando Magic, agent Kevin Bradbury told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
The Celtics listed Williams as questionable for the game on Thursday’s injury report.
In September, Williams underwent surgery on his left knee to “remove debris and reduce inflammation.” It was the second surgery on that knee this calendar year. Williams underwent a partial left knee meniscectomy in March after suffering a torn meniscus.
Williams, 24, averaged 10 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.2 blocks and was the key to the Celtics’ elite defense last season.
He returns to a Boston team with the best record in the NBA at 22-7.