Rookie Ryan Williams Injures Knee In 3rd Qtr Of Cardinals/Packers Game

In the preseason, probably the most important thing for a team to achieve is maintain its health. Other than Adrian Wilson's bicep tear, the Arizona Cardinals have been pretty fortunate. But during the third quarter of their preseason game against the Green Bay Packers, Ryan Williams suffered an injury that hopefully is not serious. 

After carrying the ball for six yards in the third quarter, he was pulled down from behind and the Green Bay defender's knee came down on Williams' right calf. He stayed on the ground and had to be carted off. 

As he left, things looked bad. As the cart left the field, Williams held his head in his hands.

Later during the game, his agent, Malik Shareef, tweeted (and it was subsequently deleted) that it was, per Williams' mother, a knee injury but not an injury to the ACL.

The deletion could be one of two things. It could mean that the injury may be more serious or simply that his agent decided it would be better to not share anything until there was something more definitive after the knee has been examined. 

As the Cardinals traded Tim Hightower at the start of training camp, if Williams has to miss any extended time, the running back depth will be a concern. It will put even more pressure on Beanie Wells to have a big season.

As with many Cardinals fans, our thoughts go out to Ryan Williams and his family hoping for the best outcome. 

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Arizona

You must be a member of SB Nation Arizona to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Arizona. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Arizona

You must be a member of SB Nation Arizona to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Arizona. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.