No ligament damage for Leonard Williams

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The Jets can breathe a sigh of relief about defensive end Leonard Williams.

The first-round pick was forced from Saturday night’s victory over the Giants with a knee injury. X-rays taken on Saturday night came back negative and there are multiple reports that a subsequent MRI showed no ligament damage.

Williams has been diagnosed with a muscle strain behind his knee and the team does not believe it will be a long-term injury. Williams will have two weeks to recover before the Jets start the regular season with a game against the Browns.

As long as he’s healthy, Williams will be in the starting lineup with Muhammad Wilkerson at defensive end while Sheldon Richardson begins serving a four-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Williams has looked up to the task this summer and the Jets defense looked strong across the board while holding the Giants starters to seven points and scoring a touchdown of their own on an Antonio Cromartie interception return.

8 responses to “No ligament damage for Leonard Williams

  1. Leonard Williams is the best defensive player in the NFL, and he doesn’t need any practice. He’s going to dominate like a lot of us have never seen. He doesn’t need practice. He doesn’t need preseason. Too many guys are getting hurt in the preseason. If I were a coach, I wouldn’t play one starter during preseason.

  2. tonebones says:
    Aug 30, 2015 1:54 PM
    Leonard Williams is the best defensive player in the NFL, and he doesn’t need any practice. He’s going to dominate like a lot of us have never seen. He doesn’t need practice. He doesn’t need preseason. Too many guys are getting hurt in the preseason. If I were a coach, I wouldn’t play one starter during preseason.
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    That might be true…but the Jets will still suck and won’t make the playoffs.

  3. tonebones says:
    Aug 30, 2015 1:54 PM
    Leonard Williams is the best defensive player in the NFL, and he doesn’t need any practice. He’s going to dominate like a lot of us have never seen. He doesn’t need practice. He doesn’t need preseason. Too many guys are getting hurt in the preseason. If I were a coach, I wouldn’t play one starter during preseason.
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    Then the guys you save will get hurt in Week 1. What’s the diff? See Santonio Holmes who dodged preseason and could never stay healthy in regular season.

  4. Die hard jet fan here he has yet to play a real snap in the nfl so best player is a stretch but so far the kids attitude and play has been nothing but solid. His head stays straight kid can be a animal

  5. Leonard Williams is the best defensive player in the NFL, and he doesn’t need any practice. He’s going to dominate like a lot of us have never seen. He doesn’t need practice. He doesn’t need preseason. Too many guys are getting hurt in the preseason. If I were a coach, I wouldn’t play one starter during preseason.

    Can’t come close to JJ Watt or even Revis yet. As Bill Parcells once said “Don’t get the bust ready in Canton just yet”

  6. J.J. Watt had a good laugh at the claim Williams, a rookie with no accomplishments in the NFL, is the best defensive player in the league. What ridiculous hyperbole!

  7. Glad to see it’s nothing serious.. Would never wish for anyone to get hurt, even if it is a rival. AFCE is going to be a tight race this year, and we should all want that competition to be missing as few pieces as possible.

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