Celtics’ Starter Daniel Theis Undergoes Knee Surgery

Daniel Theis (10) of Germany during FIBA World Cup 2019. Photo by Pixathlon/Shutterstock (10378216e)

The Boston Celtics confirmed on social media on Wednesday that their starting center Daniel Theis underwent a successful procedure on his left knee.

Theis is expected to make full recovery, and the Celtics believe the 28-year-old German will be a full participant once the training camp kicks off.

While Boston remains optimistic about Theis, it is important to note that this is the same knee he had surgery on back in 2018. He repaired lateral meniscus at the time and was forced to miss the remainder of the season.

Daniel Theis emerged as an important player for the Celtics in 2019/20, starting 64 games. He finished the regular season with career-highs all across the board, averaging 9.2 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks in 24.1 minutes per game.

Theis, who has been with Celtics since 2017, was also productive in the playoffs where he had 8.9 points and 7.1 rebounds.

Before he arrived in NBA, Theis played for Brose Bamberg in native Germany. He won three consecutive German titles with Bamberg between 2015 and 2017 while winning German League Most Effective German Player award in 2016.