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Tramon Williams unconcerned about knee injury, unsure when he’ll return

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Packers cornerback Tramon Williams injured his shoulder in 2011 and played through the pain, something that may have contributed to it being an issue for him throughout all of last season as well.

That experience has had an impact on the way Williams is handling a bone bruise in his knee that he picked up early in training camp this year. Williams sat out Saturday night’s scrimmage at Lambeau Field even though tests have turned up nothing to create a high level of concern and said that he’ll continue to stay on the sideline until he’s confident that everything has healed.

“It wasn’t a tear at all, so that’s definitely a good sign,” Williams said, via ESPNWisconsin.com. “I’m not concerned much at all. Obviously at this point, I’m just sitting and resting it. According to the doctors, it’s not serious. That’s about all we can do at this point. It’s just one of those things that needs rest. You can never put a timetable on injuries. You don’t want to come back too fast and have a setback. You’d rather wait around until you know you can go full speed.”

Williams will presumably sit out Friday’s game against the Cardinals and the lack of a timetable means that he could wind up missing more preseason games as well. If he doesn’t see much or any action in those games, the Packers will have to do whatever they can at practice to get him ready for game speed because he’s going to be their No. 1 cornerback this season and they need him to play at a higher level than he did in 2012.

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8 Responses to “Tramon Williams unconcerned about knee injury, unsure when he’ll return”
  1. gbpicksix says: Aug 4, 2013 11:16 AM

    Tramon played some incredible football during the Packers Super Bowl run but that shoulder injury really ruined him.

    With the amount of talent at cornerback behind him on the depth chart I can’t imagine him still being in Green Bay after this year.

  2. jimmysee says: Aug 4, 2013 11:33 AM

    There’s always a spot for him in Minnesota.

  3. jhein23 says: Aug 4, 2013 12:03 PM

    CB is the deepest position on this team by far. Sam Shields, Casey Hayward, Davon House, Micah Hyde, James Nixon, Loyce Means, Brandon Smith all very solid young players. So I hope Tramon comes back and shows he’s healthy so the Packers can trade him for a safety, kicker or offensive lineman. Positions we are not deep at.

  4. creasy says: Aug 4, 2013 12:53 PM

    Trade him and keep one of the young guys. Shields is ready to be the no. 1.

  5. sterlingrodgers says: Aug 4, 2013 1:37 PM

    I disagree with those who say ‘trade him’. You cannot have too many good cornerbacks in today’s NFL.

  6. gbpicksix says: Aug 4, 2013 2:20 PM

    My argument for not bringing him back is that he hasn’t lived up to the expectations of having his large contract. The market is way down. CB’s are as important as ever but you can’t overpay the good ones when you’ve got soo many good ones on the roster.

  7. nikkocheeba says: Aug 4, 2013 4:19 PM

    Truth of the matter is that Sam Shields and Davon House are almost guaranteed to be the #1 and #2 CBs on the outside with Hayward playing slot. House is too good right now to keep him on the bench. Tramon will have to play inside more this year and if Micah Hyde proves to be capable of doing so as a rookie, Tramon may be the odd man out.

  8. ososrule says: Aug 4, 2013 10:15 PM

    packers have way bigger things to worry about this season then an already bottom of the barrel defense, Fabio is all they have……lol

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