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Mario Williams hints at undisclosed injury

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Lost in the reaction of Bills defensive end Mario Williams to the criticism of his Week One performance is the reality that he apparently has an injury that the Bills have yet to disclose.

Coach Chan Gailey revealed that Williams suffered a wrist injury in the preseason, according to Jerry Sullivan of the Buffalo News.

I had a little bit of a freak deal a couple of weeks ago,” Williams said.  “Unfortunately, it was right before the regular season.  Like I said, by any means necessary.  I’ve got to take care of it, put everything to the side, and try to get to the quarterback.”

The fact that the injury wasn’t disclosed should raise eyebrows at 345 Park Avenue.  Because injuries are disclosed even if the player fully participates in practice and given the strict definition of the “probable” category (i.e., there’s a virtual certainty the player will be available for normal duty), the fact that the injury was bad enough to draw a mention from Williams means it’s likely bad enough to be disclosed on the injury report.

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36 Responses to “Mario Williams hints at undisclosed injury”
  1. jacksonjames4 says: Sep 13, 2012 10:30 PM

    Here we go…

  2. mempusa says: Sep 13, 2012 10:30 PM

    Whatever dude. You’re overrated and overpaid. Buffalo sucks

  3. maximusprime107 says: Sep 13, 2012 10:31 PM

    just another excuse for Austin Howard (yeah who?) beating you last Sunday

    shut up and earn that overpaid contract you got

  4. whitemike55 says: Sep 13, 2012 10:35 PM

    We heard the same stories for 5 years in Houston…..
    Nagging injury every year and was always given a pass.

    Everyone who starts in the NFL is banged up. Play through it.

    So glad the Texans didn’t pay him 100 Mil.

  5. rickastleydancemoves says: Sep 13, 2012 10:38 PM

    Get use to it Bill fans, this what we had to deal with in Houston, there’s always something wrong with this guy.

  6. southtexan says: Sep 13, 2012 10:40 PM

    And so it begins…….

  7. bigwinintx says: Sep 13, 2012 10:44 PM

    TOLD YA SO!!!

    Mario will feign an injury the moment the heat gets too much for him and blame this “injury” on every game he gets shown up in!

  8. itsallniceonice says: Sep 13, 2012 10:45 PM

    “The fact that the injury wasn’t disclosed should raise eyebrows at 345 Park Avenue. Because injuries are disclosed even if the player fully participates in practice and given the strict definition of the “probable” category” Logan Mankins?

  9. nyjets1017 says: Sep 13, 2012 10:46 PM

    he had a case of got paid syndrome. Once you get paid you don’t have to play.

  10. 2ndaryinsanity says: Sep 13, 2012 10:58 PM

    Which is it, Mario….Did you stink vs the Jets because of the ref’s or because of this mystery injury?

  11. zoxitic says: Sep 13, 2012 10:58 PM

    he hurt his wrist trying to take his wallet out if his pocket.

  12. j0esixpack says: Sep 13, 2012 11:05 PM

    Undisclosed injury?

    This is going to result from a fine from Goodell.

    He gets upset whenever teams try to hide injuries from the Saints.

    Sure disclosing puts his health at risk – but a healthy gambling economy is an important part of the nation’s economic recovery plan.

  13. dalucks says: Sep 13, 2012 11:21 PM

    Get well soon Mario. I am sure your wrist will feel better soon. As a Texans fan, I need you to play well because the Texans will get a high compensatory pick in the 2013 NFL draft. I am sure if you look at the 50 million dollars in your bank account the Bills gave you then that will make your wrist feel better and if not, think about the other 50 million dollars you can get over the next 6 seasons. That would make my wrist feel better.

  14. alonestartexan says: Sep 13, 2012 11:23 PM

    LoL, and all the Texan haters said we were going to suck because we lost our best player…

  15. drgreenstreak says: Sep 13, 2012 11:27 PM

    bruised his ego.
    whiner

  16. krazytrane says: Sep 13, 2012 11:41 PM

    How does a sore wrist prevent any push to the QB. it’s not like he uses his hands on every play.

  17. sgruth33 says: Sep 13, 2012 11:49 PM

    Wow! Talk about de ja vu. This is the exact same crap he used to pull in Houston to get a pass. Lol! This guy…..

  18. hdf21 says: Sep 13, 2012 11:51 PM

    Do you idiots realize he averaged a sack per game last year? Quit acting like the guy isn’t talented. He is not overpaid, he got what you would expect from a player of his caliber on the open market. And one game does not make a season.

  19. xLith says: Sep 13, 2012 11:52 PM

    He probably sprained it in excitement when signing that overpaid contract.

  20. giantssb42champs says: Sep 14, 2012 1:05 AM

    Chan Belichick!!

  21. dlk47823 says: Sep 14, 2012 1:06 AM

    The man played against a journeyman backup and got DOMINATED. ZERO impact in this game.

  22. buffalomafia says: Sep 14, 2012 1:27 AM

    Another Buffalo Bust!

  23. granadafan says: Sep 14, 2012 1:27 AM

    Ah, he caught Haynesworthitis. Meanwhile a long snapper from the Redskins played with a broken arm.

  24. ravenmuscle says: Sep 14, 2012 2:28 AM

    This turd is HAYNESWORTH II. Get paid and QUIT.

  25. larrydavidstern says: Sep 14, 2012 2:30 AM

    WORST contract in HISTORY!!!

  26. bigfranky75 says: Sep 14, 2012 5:13 AM

    Honestly, if I’m the league, I’m actually going to look into this… Last year it came out that Fitzpatrick was playing with broken ribs and it wasn’t mentioned once on the injury report. This is officially a trend.

  27. chesslungo says: Sep 14, 2012 6:07 AM

    Now that he turned into Albert Haynesworth hes hurt? Bills should be fined

  28. eagleswin says: Sep 14, 2012 6:39 AM

    I guess after you realize that people aren’t buying the “refs caused me suck last week” whining, it’s on to the old standby “I was playing through an injury that noone knew about”.

    I guess there’s just no way he could get shut down while healthy?

  29. tommyo95 says: Sep 14, 2012 8:16 AM

    I love how everyone is all over Mario after one game. Let’s see how he does after more. I think this is just a case of everyone being bitter the bills actually signed an elite player in his prime. I know that doesn’t happen often , but the culture is changing in buffalo. They are going to be a player in free agents even as a small market team. Don’t hate on them. Their fans deserve it. Probably the most loyal fans in the entire league.

  30. scalfor3 says: Sep 14, 2012 12:02 PM

    nut up dude. hinting at injuries after a game you sucked in is weak. logan mankins played the entire season with a torn acl, had a subpar (by his standard) season and never once hinted at anything.

  31. buffalose says: Sep 14, 2012 12:45 PM

    So funny how texans hate this guy, your d is still good why all the negative energy? 5 sacks in 5 games last year, guys been a beast for years now. Man 2 years I quality play for your team and a whole fans base turns into nancies and experts

  32. doublebro says: Sep 14, 2012 1:41 PM

    hdf21, you are the idiot. While technically speaking you are correct about having a sack per game, the most important stat is he only played in 5 games (and 13 the year before that).

  33. sgruth33 says: Sep 14, 2012 2:50 PM

    What buffalo fans will learn about Mario is that he only gets his sacks when the game is NOT on the line. He is a physical specimen yes. But he will never dominate a game for you. The frustration with him here in Houston has always been that he has never been a game changer given his #1 overall draft status. Great guy and team mate. Jaw dropping physical stature. Plays the game like a late 2nd to 3rd rounder. That’s just being honest.

  34. EJ says: Sep 15, 2012 8:54 AM

    mempusa says:
    Sep 13, 2012 10:30 PM
    Whatever dude. You’re overrated and overpaid. Buffalo sucks

    Mario Williams is not Overrated, Overpaid yes, but all Players in the NFL are overpaid for playing a game. Williams still attracts double coverage for most of the game which will free up Kyle Williams or Marcell Dareus. Mario may have not blown up yet this season, but it will happen. He already requires extra planning from opponents and has given a huge mental boost to the Defense. I am very happy to have Mario Williams in Buffalo, as are plenty of other Bills Fans.

    Go Bills!!!!
    #BillsMafia

  35. 2ndaryinsanity says: Sep 15, 2012 12:08 PM

    I can assure you no one is “bitter” or jealous because the Bills signed Mario Williams! While he hasnt been a bust, he has not lived up to the high standards that are expected from a #1 draft pick. Mario has not been consistent enough…disappearing for multiple games, then having a few good ones.
    Most everyone is “hating” on Mario because when he got shut down by the Jets horrible offensive line, he made excuses rather than just saying he had a bad game. First it was the ref’s fault, now it’s because of an “injury.” Have you ever seen Jared Allen do that? Nope. Mario needs to get used to being in the spotlight because he just signed a $100 million contract! There’s just one thing Mario needs to do…prove on the football field that he’s an elite player worthy of that huge contract.

  36. applecool1981 says: Sep 16, 2012 2:48 PM

    Even though I’m a Bills’ fan, it’s skeptical that not only did he have an undisclosed injury but he also have been screwed repeatedly by the replacement referees. I wasn’t sure about the referee thing when it came out but I thought it was plausible. Now, after hearing this, I believe neither.

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