Injuries happen, which Williams knows too well

Posted by Darren Urban on July 29, 2013 – 1:10 pm

The biggest injury from Sunday probably happened to guard Daryn Colledge. He came out during offense vs. defense linemen hitting, and suffered a lower right leg/calf injury. Coach Bruce Arians said it wasn’t broken but instead a nerve issue, and while the timetable to return isn’t defined, you didn’t get the impression Colledge was out long-term. Wid receiver LaRon Byrd also suffered a concussion, a difficult development when he is trying to win one of a couple of roster spots that are wide open.

It was hard not to notice Ryan Williams’ knee issue though. It was also hard not to notice that Williams’ initial MRI was clean. Even Williams acknowledged he was pretty confident nothing was wrong, just that he wanted to make sure. But this doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Williams’ history has been a issue — he’s played just four games in two years — and if Arians has made anything clear, it’s that all this is wide open. When the coach is asked if it is a make-or-break year for a certain player and he says “I would think so,” it’s a make-or-break year.

(Not that it is a surprise. I think everyone already felt that way — including Ryan.)

The yin and yang of the past two days for Williams has been his career in a nutshell. A great move Saturday to catch everyone’s attention. Then an injury issue, which also catches everyone’s attention. This could turn out to be nothing, a minor blip of camp. Williams certainly hopes that’s the case.

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11 Responses to “Injuries happen, which Williams knows too well”

  1. By G Witt on Jul 29, 2013 | Reply

    I hope this is a minor bump in the road for Ryan. He has the speed and quickness that we certainly could use. Keeping my fingers crossed for you Ryan.

  2. By Mike Hadzinski C.M. PUNK on Jul 29, 2013 | Reply

    I seen Ryan Williams get blown up by #45 in the one vid not good but that’s why we drafted that kid from Stanford..

  3. By Corgon on Jul 29, 2013 | Reply

    off topic, but wow. I have to like how Arians (I suppose it was he) treated Cooper. Made him to run the test front of the whole team, was a message for him. Everyone who ever played in any team knows what kind of message was that and what kind of feelings whirled in Cooper during the test. Well played Mr Arians, I’m impressed (of course it means nothing, but still đŸ™‚ )
    Now Coop has to work pretty hard, to earn back his teammates/fans respect. Let’s go man!!!

  4. By Mike G on Jul 29, 2013 | Reply

    Hey Darren- Hope all is good!-I hope Ellington and Taylor can contribute and be stable runners for Arian’s and the Cardinals. I just don’t know if Williams can be a productive back given his injuries. I hope the two rookie runners are the surprise of training camp. I think Arians is going to develop both of them just like he did with Ballard in Indianapolis. I hope Mendenhall and Williams are effective but they must overcome the injuries. Darren–Does Williams look like he is favoring his leg in his reps thus far in training camp?????????

  5. By Darren Urban on Jul 29, 2013 | Reply

    Mike G —

    RE: Williams

    No, he doesn’t.

  6. By BluePitt on Jul 29, 2013 | Reply

    Its not a minor Blip.. He has shown nothing!!!!!!! Just Another Bad pick in the Whiz era…

  7. By Eric G on Jul 29, 2013 | Reply

    If Williams doesn’t play at least 12 games this year, time to cut ties with him. Hope he plays all year this time.

  8. By cardsalltheway on Jul 29, 2013 | Reply

    If we had cut Ryan Williams before camp like we did William Powell, would he have passed another team’s physical?

  9. By Eazy E on Jul 30, 2013 | Reply

    He seems to be so unlucky it seems like. He is really talented out of V-Tech, but if you can’t be available, it doesn’t matter. #Praying for you my brother

  10. By zack on Jul 31, 2013 | Reply

    Daryn Colledge hopes and prayers to you brother for a speedy recovery.Looking forward to watching the OL this year.

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