Williams recently underwent surgery on his right knee, a procedure that was reportedly unrelated to the dislocated patella he suffered in the offseason. In any case, the 2017 second-team All-Pro will be sidelined for at least the next eight weeks, with the potential to rejoin the 53-man roster thereafter as one of the two league-allotted players the Panthers can bring back IR. For the time being, Williams' role at right tackle will be covered by Amini Silatou and newly signed Chris Clark.
Williams (knee) is expected to be placed on injured reserve, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports.
Williams will seek surgery on his injured knee, Rodrigue also reports. Though Williams will undergo surgery on his right knee, it appears that the 2017 second-team All-Pro's injury is unrelated to the dislocated patella he suffered in the offseason. If Williams is placed on injured reserve, he will be eligible to rejoin the Panthers after eight games.
Williams left Sunday's game against the Cowboys with a knee injury and will not return, Jourdan Rodrigue of the Charlotte Observer reports.
Williams, a second-team All-Pro selection in 2017, was questionable with a knee injury earlier this week before ultimately being declared active for Sunday's contest. Max Henson of the Panthers' official site, Williams was carted off the field, so there will be concern that this is a serious injury. As long as he is out, look for Amini Silatolu to take over for Carolina at right tackle.
Williams (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.
Williams returned to practice this week after tearing his MCL and dislocating the patella in his right knee in July, but appears to have a legitimate chance of playing Sunday. Corey Robinson seems likely to start at right tackle if Williams is unable to suit up, with Matt Kalil (knee) on injured reserve.
Williams, a second-team All-Pro last season, injured his knee while setting up to pass block at Saturday morning's practice. The timetable for Williams' recovery has yet to be set, but as long as he is out, expect Taylor Moton to see starting reps at right tackle. Moton was a second-round pick in 2017 but has yet to start an NFL game.