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Bruce Arians thinks it’s a make-or-break year for Ryan Williams

Ryan WIlliams AP

Cardinals running back Ryan Williams left Sunday’s practice early because of right knee trouble, something that’s all too familiar for a player who missed his entire rookie season in 2011 after he tore the patellar tendon in the same knee during the summer.

It appears he’s avoided another trip to the injured reserve, however. Coach Bruce Arians said Monday the MRI on Williams’ knee is clear of any sign of serious injury, although he didn’t say when he thought Williams would be able to get back on the practice field because the back will go for a second opinion. He did intimate that sooner would be better than later when he was asked if it was a make-or-break year for the runner.

“I would think so,” Arians said, via the Arizona Republic.

With the regime that drafted him out in Arizona and very little track record to date in the NFL, you won’t hear too many arguments to the contrary. Williams is going to have to make an impact for the Cardinals this season or he probably won’t get another chance to do it.

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7 Responses to “Bruce Arians thinks it’s a make-or-break year for Ryan Williams”
  1. ColtsWinColtsWin!! says: Jul 29, 2013 4:17 PM

    I’m gonna go with break on that one.

  2. vaughnjoe says: Jul 29, 2013 4:33 PM

    Gah!! Don’t say “break”!! This guy is allergic to grass or something.

  3. ptmontes says: Jul 29, 2013 4:40 PM

    DARN IT !! i hope he didnt hang out with beanie to long now williams has the case of the injuries !! geez #can’tcatchbreak

  4. jlinatl says: Jul 29, 2013 4:43 PM

    While hearing the message, Williams broke his ear drum and will be out 4-6 weeks.

  5. clssylssy says: Jul 29, 2013 5:12 PM

    From Cards camp things are looking pretty par for the course…Williams has knee problems, Colledge has nerve problem in his leg (but it wasn’t broken!) Lindley still can’t catch, Palmer can’t run (fans are begging coach , NO READ OPTION USING PALMER) and Patrick Peterson is taking catches as a WR! (like they don’t have enough already) Maybe Peterson could include playing QB in his skillset too!

  6. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Jul 29, 2013 5:13 PM

    …all this, and he’s allergic to pigskin too?!

    Aye Carumba!

  7. theuglitruth says: Jul 30, 2013 1:11 PM

    Hate to see any player go thru this. I still don’t have much confidence in the Arians/Keim combination. Keim seems to make similar moves like the “old guard” Rod Graves by bringing in aged vets….I believe Arians wanted to keep Obrien Schofield to build on….but Keim wants to showboat and brought in some old vets….that’s a Graves move.

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