Williams had to go to the hospital Sunday after taking a cheap and unnecessary hit from Miami's Jarvis Landry. While Rex Ryan hasn't yet ruled out Williams for this week's game against the Patriots, you can bet the team will take extra caution with Williams given the sensitive nature of the injury and his scary past with head/neck issues.
Head coach Rex Ryan did not rule out
Ryan did not confirm whether Williams suffered a concussion after being hit by Jarvis Landry in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins. "Well no (I wouldn't rule him out), I mean I am not a (medical) professional, but we are absolutely going err on the side of caution," Ryan said on Tuesday. If the safety did suffer a concussion, he will have to pass league protocol testing before he can return to the field, which would leave Duke Williams as the replacement starter.
Williams was temporarily motionless after enduring a rough block from Dolphins wideout Jarvis Landry, resulting in a trip to the hospital before later rejoining his teammates for their flight home following Sunday's contest. After suffering a career-threatening neck injury in Week 2 of last season, Williams' latest ailment is especially concerning, so the results of his evaluation Monday will be anticipated with bated breath.
Teammates Eric Wood indicated after Sunday's game that Williams (head) exited today's game in an ambulance, Mike Rodak of ESPN reports.
Williams has a history of head and neck issues, making the situation Sunday slightly more concerning. The team should update his status again in the coming days, but it could be serious if he indeed required an ambulance to leave the stadium.
Williams went down in the first half and was immediately sent to the locker room to be evaluated for a concussion. There hasn't been word of an official injury diagnosis yet, but at a minimum Williams was deemed unfit to return to action.
|9||11/7/16||@ SEA||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|11||11/20/16||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|13||12/4/16||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
|17||1/1/17||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
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