Cardinals rookie running back Ryan Williams is expected to miss the season after injuring his knee Friday night.
Coach Ken Whisenhunt said Williams likely has a ruptured patellar tendon, according to multiple reporters on the scene. Coaches are always hesitant to say anything immediately after a game unless the injury is clear; Whisenhunt sounded pretty sure his versatile second round pick was done.
It’s a huge loss for Arizona. Williams was looking great in camp and was expected to take a lot of snaps from starter Beanie Wells. The Cardinals traded Tim Hightower early in camp, so they are now thin at the position. LaRod Stephens-Howling may play more on third downs.
It’s a particularly devastating injury for a running back and we feel for the kid. Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic says the Cardinals locker room was “dejected” after the game, a 28-20 loss to the Packers.
Whisenhunt said the team will look to see what’s available in free agency.