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Cardinals rookie running back Ryan Williams carted off


Promising Cardinals second round running back Ryan Williams was carted off the field Friday night with what appeared to be a potentially serious right knee injury.

The team crowded around Williams before he was carted off. Williams left the field with his head in his hands.

Williams was competing with Beanie Wells for carries in the Cardinals backfield.

The team doesn’t have great depth at the position after trading away Tim Hightower.

UPDATE: It appears he has a torn patellar tendon and will miss the season. Poor kid.

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21 Responses to “Cardinals rookie running back Ryan Williams carted off”
  1. duncanthecat says: Aug 19, 2011 10:11 PM

    Our prayers are with you.

  2. cobibones13 says: Aug 19, 2011 10:12 PM

    That trade just keeps looking better and better, lol

  3. birdobeamen says: Aug 19, 2011 10:13 PM

    Kevin Kolb, say hello to your new back-up running back….Clinton Portis.

  4. mossholder says: Aug 19, 2011 10:14 PM

    Could be acl, Achilles, or ankle. Bad break for the kid. Hope he gets well soon

  5. axespray says: Aug 19, 2011 10:16 PM

    that was rough, the safety caught up on him, they both went down and the guy landed on Ryan’s ankle … hope it’s not serious.

    looked really rough.

  6. ernestbynershands says: Aug 19, 2011 10:18 PM

    Were you counting Beanie in that depth? With Hightower sent to DC and Matthews apparently about to be sent to DL, Hightower remains the Cards’ most reliable RB option.

  7. kylecleric says: Aug 19, 2011 10:24 PM

    It’s official. Every 2nd round RB from this past draft has been knocked out. Wasn’t Ingram the one that was supposed to have the injury issues?

  8. iamgoodkid says: Aug 19, 2011 10:24 PM

    ok what we learned from falcons-jaguars game now tell me!!!!

  9. iflounder says: Aug 19, 2011 10:29 PM

    you think anderson cooper gives good head? you think he has good technique?

  10. phaktor333 says: Aug 19, 2011 10:29 PM

    What is it with promising former Virginia Tech backs? Wow.

  11. urfinished says: Aug 19, 2011 10:33 PM

    not as bad as initially thought. sprain…out for about 6 wks but none of the more serious injuries…knock on wood.
    good luck young man. he was a beast in college.

  12. boneyardbuc says: Aug 19, 2011 10:39 PM

    mossholder says: Aug 19, 2011 10:14 PM

    Could be acl, Achilles, or ankle. Bad break for the kid. Hope he gets well soon.

    Damn Caribbean Medical Schools!!

  13. damnskins703 says: Aug 19, 2011 10:49 PM

    Should have never got rid of Tim Hightower, hahahaha thanks

  14. RussianBreadMaker says: Aug 19, 2011 10:55 PM

    That’s a shame, he’s such a good player. I bet both he and Darren Evans are regretting their decision to declare early. Get well soon.

  15. southridge23 says: Aug 19, 2011 11:00 PM

    At the nuts that give a thumbs down to @mossholders comment…what part of “bad break for the kid…get well soon” did you deem worthy of a thumbs down?? Really?? Leave your moms basement would ya??

  16. mossholder says: Aug 19, 2011 11:35 PM

    I was implying that the injury was serious no matter what got hurt. For the person who said it was a sprain where did you find that info? If that’s true that is a miracle because it looked like his foot planted before M.D. Jennings rolled up on him. He grabbed his knee when Jennings got off of him. Sometimes it doesn’t take a seasoned doctor to realize that something doesn’t loom right and it’s going to be serious. Watching him cry while he was getting carted to the locker room was another implication that it was not good. If you have sarcastic comments about serious injuries save your time and keep it to yourself.

  17. cardsfann1 says: Aug 19, 2011 11:36 PM

    Bad break for my Cards. Kid was having a solid camp. Not sure who is available in free agency to back up Beanie. Loved Hightower but he just fumbled to much. Don’t want Portis either which someone suggested. Bummer.

  18. oxnardcalif says: Aug 19, 2011 11:42 PM

    ruptured patella tendon…..done for the season….big downer for my team

  19. mossholder says: Aug 19, 2011 11:44 PM

    One good thing in the game was an amaze catch by Fitzgerald. Hands down probably the best catch I’ve ever seen. I suggest people to check that out.

  20. boneyardbuc says: Aug 20, 2011 12:38 AM


    It was a torn patellar tendon.

    “Are you a doctor? Then you admit, your medical opinion means nothing!!” – Harvey Keitel via Jay Mohr

  21. whoknowsnothing says: Aug 20, 2011 8:55 PM

    Look at these possibly candidates that could get cut from their team in the next couple of weeks: Nic Grisby, MIA. Dimitri Nance, GB. Jalen Parmele, Ravens. Jackie Battle, KC. Stevan Ridley, NE….well I can hope that they do.

    I think the Cardinals will take a close look at the roster cuts coming on the 30th of this month and on the 3rd of Sept.

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