When Arizona Cardinals running back Ryan Williams went down with his knee injury just after the start of training camp, the team assumed he would need only a few days to recover. Since then, nearly two weeks have passed, and the Cardinals appear to be getting frustrated with the running back's lack of progress. Head coach Bruce Arians showed some of that angst yesterday when asked of Williams' timeframe for return. All Arians could say was that he has "absolutely no idea," according to Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic.
Bruce Arians asked today when RB Ryan Williams might return: "I have absolutely no idea." #azcardinals
— Kent Somers (@kentsomers) August 13, 2013
After the initial injury, which was termed a knee irritation, Williams underwent an MRI. The test came back negative, revealing no significant problems. It's since been reported that he will seek a second opinion and he's shown up to practice on crutches after receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection to expedite the healing process.
Williams told reporters last week that he would return for the team's second preseason game, but Arians isn't as hopeful. The head coach indicated that Williams may be analyzing his injury too much, but he admitted that the situation is between the running back and the doctors. In the meantime, Arians will coach the players on the field. At this point, it's unclear when Williams will fall under that category.
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