Seahawks Jesse Williams carted off field after suffering knee injury

AP

Defensive tackle Jesse Williams was a dominant force for the University of Alabama but slipped to the fifth-round of the 2013 NFL Draft due to injury concerns regarding his knees.

After missing all of his rookie season due to a knee injury, Williams was beginning to turn heads of the Seattle Seahawks coaching staff in training camp with his power to disrupt at the line of scrimmage. However, the injury bug appears to have jumped up and caught Williams again.

Williams was carted off the practice field on Tuesday and the team confirmed to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times that Williams had suffered a knee injury. No further update was given on Williams’ condition or the severity of the injury.

Williams was trying to work into the defensive line rotation for the Seahawks behind starting defensive tackles Brandon Mebane and Tony McDaniel.

“The thing going into this camp was could he stay healthy and could he play?” defensive coordinator Dan Quinn said following practice. “For us right now with Jesse, we can see the strength at the line of scrimmage has not changed, and he actually got a little bit leaner. So for us, we can’t wait to see what he can do. He’s as strong as he ever has been, but still a little leaner so his mobility is better.”

The Seahawks will have to wait for the results of further testing to determine the full severity of the injury. However, leaving the practice field on the back of a cart is never a good sign.

26 responses to “Seahawks Jesse Williams carted off field after suffering knee injury

  1. Damn was looking great this offseason . Guess Jordan hill will get a shot at td with Kevin Williams and McDaniel . Sucks was hoping to cut an older guy and gain more cap space for a beast mode one year bonus of a mill or two .

  2. 2nd man down in as many days… both were injured last year too. Hopefully it won’t be serious, but it’s looking like some guys just have the worse luck.

  3. Dang it, hope it’s not serious. Was really looking forward to seeing the “monstar” clog up the trenches while shutting down the opponents running game.

  4. I hope he can make it back. It’s really unfortunate to have the dream of playing in the NFL, being good enough to make it on the Super Bowl-defending team, and then to have this happen 2 years in a row. It doesn’t hurt our starting line, of course, but it has some effect on the depth. But the truth is that the Seahawks are OK. We would just like this young man to have the chance to play. All our best.

  5. I see post all the time that Alabama players are worn out “shot” by the time they make it to the Pro level. I always brushed it off as rubbish. But now I’m starting to believe it may be true? I know Dee has been battling injuries since his collegiate career ended. So maybe there is some validation to that theory?

  6. I never wish injury on anyone and hope he recovers fully from injury… but when it comes to a seahawks player getting injured the first thing I think of is when navarro bowman is being carted off the field in the nfc championship game after a season ending, and potentially career threatening knee injury, and some fan dumps popcorn on him. Karma sucks when u have no class.

  7. I hope it’s not bad and maybe just a tweak. Never like to see a player go down with a season ending injury before the season even starts. Fingers crossed.

  8. Such a tough sport man. I feel for these guys when they get hurt. Its why they do have to hold out and get what they can while they can. This guy if healthy would have been a pro bowl player period but that story could be the same for 100’s of guys over the years. At this point if its as bad as what it looks who knows if he will ever get back. With Anthony McCoy going down for the 2nd year in a row same kinda thing and its all through the NFL. Just the way of this biz and its why if your the next guy up you have to make it happen and be ready!

  9. I hope the injury isn’t serious because he is one of the young players many of us were excited to see. You could tell the coaches were happy about how hard he worked in the off-season and Pete had him resting a bit to try prevent over-doing himself. Kevin Williams looks like his disruptive self and Gregg Scruggs has potential to go along with the other players mentioned.

  10. He’s all upper body. I never counted on this guy and in camp he’s been a slow starter. I wish him luck and I’m glad the Hawks took him as late round potential. Sometimes you hit on some late rounders and of course most the times you lose. I think the “Monsta” is a late round miss.

  11. Wow, this guy was a sure fire 1st rounder. Then he got injured, and fell..Not a hawks fan by any means, but hope this guy gets better..could provide some needed depth.

  12. The Seahawks now has nothing to show for their 2013 4th round and fifth round picks. Their 4th rounder was cut last year and now their fifth round pick is injured and has not played since he was drafted.

  13. Today’s latest proof point that Alabama players are all used up by the time they make it to the NFL.

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