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.