Bills defensive end Mario Williams had wrist surgery last week and spoke to reporters about the operation and the outlook for the coming weeks on Monday.
Williams said that his wrist is already feeling better and, via Tim Graham of the Buffalo News, that he expects to be in the lineup when the Bills face the Texans on Sunday unless his incision reopens. Per Graham, that’s unlikely so it would seem to be a good bet that Williams will be on the field for the date with his former employers.
The news of Williams’ planned return to the lineup comes on the heels of a report this weekend from Chris Mortensen of ESPN that claims Williams was a no-show at practice last week before texting a trainer and defensive line coach Giff Smith that he was getting a second opinion on his wrist and, subsequently, surgery on the wrist.
Williams will continue to wear a cast on his wrist when he gets back on the field and said that the surgical procedure has given him increased peace of mind about his health after struggling with the wrist for a longer period of time than expected. The Bills don’t have much margin for error left if they want to play meaningful games in the second half of the season, so they’ll likely make their peace Williams’ procedural failures if it leads to better play.