Robert Williams Reportedly Has Artery Condition In Legs

Why did Robert Williams, a projected lottery pick in the draft, fall all the way to Celtics at pick No. 27? Well, for those who have been keeping tabs on him general unreliability (missed conference call, missed flight/practice) seems to be an issue. And there’s apparently a physical problem as well with Mass Live reportng Williams has an artery condition called Popliteal artery entrapment syndrome that could degenerate as his career progresses.

From the report:

A source described the condition as, “not too serious.” It could, however, require a procedure if it were to degenerate down the line.
Popliteal artery entrapment syndrome (PAES), the vascular disease Williams has been dealing with, is found most often in athletes. Because of where the muscles and tendons around Williams’ knee are positioned, they end up compressing the “popliteal artery,” the main one behind the knee, restricting blood flow to the lower leg. It can lead to cramping and calf pain during exercise, per Johns Hopkins Medicine.

The good news is Williams has been playing with the condition for years just fine, so it isn’t all doom and gloom surrounding this kid. Brad Stevens will annoyingly figure out how to maximize his potential. Probably.

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