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Ryan Williams says he’s fine after shoulder injury

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The Cardinals offense had a rough night in St. Louis on Thursday.

Among the wreckage of the evening was running back Ryan Williams, who left the game with what the team termed a left shoulder injury. Williams got rocked by a fourth quarter hit from Rams safety Darian Stewart after he lowered his head in an effort to gain more yards at the end of a 13-yard run. Williams stayed down on the field for a while after the hit, leading some to believe that he suffered a head injury before the team announced his shoulder was the affected body part.

Losing Williams would put the Cardinals in a rough spot. Beanie Wells has a few more weeks left on injured reserve before he can return to action and LaRod Stephens-Howling has missed the last two games with a hip injury, leaving the Cards with Alfonso Smith, William Powell and Anthony Sherman in the backfield at the end of Thursday night’s loss.

The good news for the Cardinals is that Williams wasn’t overly concerned with his condition after the game. Darren Urban of the team’s website reports that Williams seemed confused about why everyone was so concerned about his condition after the game and said “I’m straight” when asked about how his shoulder was feeling.

We’ll see if further medical evaluation concurs with Williams’ upright read on his status, but it would help the Cardinals rebound if they were able to put a healthy Williams on the field against the Bills next week.

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9 Responses to “Ryan Williams says he’s fine after shoulder injury”
  1. timstl says: Oct 5, 2012 9:51 AM

    I’m not a doctor, but I don’t think you get knocked out from ‘shoulder injuries’ and it sure looked like he was out cold. I call shenanigans.

  2. fuglyflorio says: Oct 5, 2012 9:58 AM

    The rest of the NFL is frustrated by their lack of integrity.

  3. aboveaveragejoe11 says: Oct 5, 2012 10:07 AM

    Funny, I never saw him favoring his shoulder, but I sure did see him get Deebo’ed. He got knocked the **** out!

  4. crubenst says: Oct 5, 2012 10:11 AM

    He was clearly concussed. He probably doesn’t even remember it and that’s why he can’t figure out the fuss. It will be interesting to see if the league allows the Cardinals to skirt the concussion guidelines by calling it a pure shoulder injury. If so, they’ll be opening themselves up to more liability.

  5. hisandherpes says: Oct 5, 2012 10:13 AM

    He didn’t look knocked out to me. It looked like exactly what it was: a devastating hit to the left shoulder. Probably knocked the wind out of him and left his left side a little numb. Whiplashed? Maybe. Concussed? No. This was the kind of reaction you see from someone who simply didn’t see it coming. Not someone who got knocked out.

  6. tsizzlehotpiss says: Oct 5, 2012 10:19 AM

    Good. Now if he could just stop running scared/like crap, then it would matter whether he plays…….

  7. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Oct 5, 2012 11:40 AM

    Williams seemed confused about why everyone was so concerned about his condition after the game and said “I’m straight” when asked about how his shoulder was feeling.
    _______

    Did he think the reporter was making a run at him?

  8. daddyb1gdrawz says: Oct 5, 2012 12:27 PM

    I did not realize the Cards had a runningback. They attempted 50 passes last night. I am all for opening up the run with the pass but even that did not work…lol. The Cards and Titans are proving runningbacks are products of a good scheme and offensive lineman.

  9. lowellrikert71 says: Oct 5, 2012 12:30 PM

    obvious concussion….. but lie to the public so he can play next week.

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