Thursday, August 1, 2013

Buffalo Bills' Williams Has Mysterious Foot Injury

Mario Williams did not participate in the Buffalo Bills' first training camp Sunday night because of a sore
Coach Doug Marrone was mum on which foot Williams hurt, how or when it happened, and the nature of the injury.
"Mario reported to our athletic training staff that he had a sore foot," Marrone said after the two-plus hour session at the team's training camp in suburban Rochester. "So what we wanted to do was hold him out of practice and let our medical staff evaluate him."
Marrone did not elaborate as to how long Williams will be out, as the injury is still being evaluated.
Williams declined to comment at practice and deferred all questions to Marrone. He did however say he was disappointed to miss the opening session and then apologized that he could not say more.
Williams did not appear to be walking with a limp, and did not participate in any individual or team drills, watching practice from the sidelines with his helmet on. He was spotted several times bending over, stretching out his back.
This foot injury was a surprise as Williams did not indicate he was having any health issues when he reported to camp on Friday. When he arrived at camp, Williams said he was motivated to put behind him his inconsistent first season with the Bills. He led the team with 10.5 sacks, but his playing time was hindered because of a left wrist injury that required surgery in late October. Williams is in the midst of a six-year, $100 million contract with the team, which he signed while in free agency.
Starting defensive tackle Kyle Williams was limited in practice as he is eased back into playing from offseason surgery to remove bone spurs in his right foot.
Reference: Fox Sports
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