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Tramon Williams still not recovered from 2011 shoulder injury

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Packers cornerback Tramon Williams played through a painful shoulder problem last season, and it still hasn’t fully healed.

Williams told Paul Imig of FoxSportsWisconsin.com that he was still around “50 percent” strength according to tests performed earlier this month. The problem was initially described as a “bruise,” but that makes it the worst bruise ever, if it still hasn’t healed nine months later.

“It probably was worse during the season. It was bad,” Williams said. “I hadn’t done anything on it for a while, trying to heal it up a little bit. I started my rehab process, did that for a couple weeks, then we did the strength test to see where we were.

“They tested my strong arm, which is my left arm, and then the right arm, and my right arm was significantly weaker than my left arm. And this is my dominant arm, my right arm, so it was weak. Let’s just say that.

“It was terrible. If I hold my arm right here and told you to push it, I couldn’t do it, I couldn’t even hold it up, still.”

He said a test of nerve function showed him at 15 percent in the injured shoulder. The 29-year-old was once a very good bump-and-run corner, but being one-armed clearly impacts that, and he’s probably going to be limited in training camp.

He obviously wasn’t the same player last year as when he went to the Pro Bowl, but he still had four interceptions. As much of a concern as his condition is, fixing the Packers defense doesn’t center on him. Improving their pass rush would make things easier on Williams and everyone else in the secondary.

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5 Responses to “Tramon Williams still not recovered from 2011 shoulder injury”
  1. talkintrashallday says: Jun 26, 2012 9:51 AM

    just excuses for him getting burned and poor play in 2011

  2. bubbaone says: Jun 26, 2012 10:13 AM

    You left out of your article the nerve is improving little bt little. I know the warrior he is and the mentality he has will preclude this but I wish he would forego all contact…including playing in the preseason games…until the regular season.

    A healthy Tramon is a weapon!

  3. imjinbrdgr says: Jun 26, 2012 11:13 AM

    They need to let him heal even if he has to start the year on PUP. The past couple years have shown that the way to win the Super Bowl is to be playing your best ball at the end of the season anyway.

  4. binkystevens says: Jun 26, 2012 11:34 AM

    This guy was a beast in the 2010 playoffs. Just ask Vick and Matty Ice.

  5. dukemarc says: Jun 27, 2012 1:48 PM

    As much of a concern as his condition is, fixing the Packers defense doesn’t center on him. Improving their pass rush would make things easier on Williams and everyone else in the secondary.

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    Their pass rush was definitely an issue but so was the loss of Nick Collins. The Packers essentially had a rookie(Morgan Burnett) making their secondary calls last year.

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