The Minnesota Vikings received a bit of good news on Monday after defensive tackle Kevin Williams underwent a magnetic resonance imaging test on his injured right knee.
In a released statement from coach Leslie Frazier, the team announced that Williams suffered a hyperextension to his knee that caused a "significant bone contusion as well as a posterior capsular strain" but avoided any ligament damage.
"Kevin was fortunate in that there was no injury to any of his ligaments," Frazier said in the statement.
The team didn't offer a timeline on when Williams might be able to return to practice, but no damage to the ligaments is probably a good sign after Williams was hit low on a chop block by San Francisco backup linemen Joe Looney in Sunday's third preseason game.
On a third-quarter play that was all but over, Looney lunged at Williams' knees. One of Williams' feet stuck in the turf and his knee hyperextended. Williams stayed down and had to be...