Tuesday afternoon, the Celtics released their first injury report ahead of Wednesday’s Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Miami Heat. However, this update doesn’t add much clarity about the status of two of the team’s key players.
Center Robert Williams is listed as questionable with left knee soreness. Williams played 18 minutes in Game 4 after missing Game 3 with the same injury. After Monday night’s game, Williams spoke about his injury and how it has held him off the floor at times.
Guard Marcus Smart is also questionable with a right ankle sprain he suffered in Game 3. That injury held smart out of Game 4, with Derrick White starting in his place.
The only other Celtics player listed on the report is forward Sam Hauser. As had been the case throughout the playoffs, he remains out with a shoulder injury.
Meanwhile, the Miami Heat also aren’t ruling anybody out for Game 5. Guard Tyler Herro, who missed Game 4 with a groin injury, is listed as questionable along wtih guards Kyle Lowry (hamstring), Max Strus (hamstring), and Gabe Vincent (hamstring), and forward P.J. Tucker (knee).
The next check in with both teams will likely come early Wednesday afternoon when the next round of injury reports are due. Ime Udoka will also speak with the media following the team’s morning shootaround in Miami.