Originally written on NFL Injury Report  |  Last updated 11/19/14


The Arizona Cardinals began the 2012 season with an enviable stable of running backs, being able to field, as they did in Week 1 against the Seahawks, the double headed monster of Chris 'Beanie' Wells and Ryan Williams. Now, just five weeks in, they have neither player available.

With Wells already on (Designated For Return) Injured Reserve with turf toe, Williams had a chance to make the starter's spot his own, but the team announced on Monday, via Darren Urban of the team's official website, that the second year player will miss the rest of the season with a shoulder injury sustained in the 17-3 loss to the Rams last Thursday night.

The news leaves Arizona thin at running back at a time when they're coming off their first loss of the season, one week after they squeaked past the Dolphins at home.

LaRod Stephens-Howling likely becomes the starter and he'll be backed up by William Powell and Alfonso Smith.

Williams leads the Cardinals in rushing with 164 yards, but those have only been gained at 2.8 yards per carry, a woefully low number and his only solid outing of the season was in the win over Philadelphia when he rushed for 83 yards on 13 carrries; he has no touchdowns on the season and two fumbles, both of which were lost.

This is the second season in succession where Williams has landed on IR. He missed his entire rookie season last year with a torn patella tendon.

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