It’s unclear when, how Preston Williams was injured

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After scoring the touchdown that gave the Dolphins a 21-14 lead in the second quarter of Sunday’s game at Arizona, Dolphins receiver Preston Williams began to hobble.

It appeared that he suffered a right foot/ankle injury after Dolphins defensive tackle Christian Wilkins jumped toward and partially landed on Williams during the celebration. Williams quickly began favoring his right foot as he returned to the sideline.

He then entered the pop-up medical tent for preliminary evaluation. When Williams was carted off, both his left foot and right foot were bare.

That’s potentially significant because, as Williams tumbled into the end zone, Cardinals safety Jalen Thompson performed a Tristan Hill-style barrel roll while grasping Williams’ left leg. Williams possibly injured the left foot on the tackle, and the right foot on the celebration.

Coach Brian Flores was asked about whether the celebration injured Williams, based on speculation from social media as to the cause.

“I’m not much on social media, so I don’t know what’s on there or what’s not on there,” Flores said. “Preston obviously had an injury. He didn’t return. Honestly, when or how it happened — I don’t think that’s what happened. How it happened? That’s not on the coach’s copy, but it looked like it was during the play, based on what I saw. But I don’t know. Maybe it was somewhere else. Obviously some other people saw something else. I think the thing is that he suffered an injury and hopefully — look, he’ll do everything he can to get back and we’ll just evaluate it day to day and take it one day at a time.”

It’s unclear when or how the injury happened. It’s unclear whether it’s the left foot, right foot, or both. Wednesday’s practice report could shed some light on the situation, unless Williams has fully recovered and isn’t listed at all.

9 responses to “It’s unclear when, how Preston Williams was injured

  1. It didn’t look like he got hurt on the tackle in the replay. It seemed to happen off camera during the TD Celebration. Hopeful that he’s day-to-day and not serious! While he is similar to Devante Parker…I don’t want to lose him!

  2. Wilkins needs to stop jumping on these players backs like that
    Its ridiculous and if he caused that injury doing that he needs to eliminate that crap.

  3. So I watched the replay on NFLN and I did not fully realize it when I watched it live, but did anyone else see how James Lofton was towards the Cards? Aren’t broadcasters supposed to be impartial?? He raved and raved about the Cards and every penalty he never thought any of them were questionable which they were to the public and others that have since commented.
    Lofton must just hate Miami

  4. hinglemccringleberry says:
    November 10, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    So I watched the replay on NFLN and I did not fully realize it when I watched it live, but did anyone else see how James Lofton was towards the Cards? Aren’t broadcasters supposed to be impartial?? He raved and raved about the Cards and every penalty he never thought any of them were questionable which they were to the public and others that have since commented.
    Lofton must just hate Miami
    ____________________________

    I’m a Dolphins fan and it was very, very noticeable to me. The Bills / Dolphins rivalry was at its peak in the early 90’s… probably where it stems from. Not sure Lofton himself knew he was being biased.

  5. There’s something really funny about guys getting injured in stupid TD celebrations. As if football isn’t risky enough.

  6. hinglemccringleberry says:
    November 10, 2020 at 10:12 pm
    So I watched the replay on NFLN and I did not fully realize it when I watched it live, but did anyone else see how James Lofton was towards the Cards? Aren’t broadcasters supposed to be impartial?? He raved and raved about the Cards and every penalty he never thought any of them were questionable which they were to the public and others that have since commented.
    Lofton must just hate Miami

    I guess you never saw Dan Dierdorf call a 49er’s game on Monday Night Football. Lofton is an amateur by comparison.

  7. Don’t have 300+ pound lineman jump on you during celebrations, pretty simple concept. I love Preston Williams, loved him coming out of college. I couldn’t believe no one took a 7th round flier on him, but he needs to stay healthy.

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