Coach Ron Rivera said Wednesday that Williams' recovery from knee surgery is "going as scheduled," Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
Williams underwent knee surgery in September and missed the entirety of the 2018 season after suffering the injury Week 1. The 26-year-old remains on track to slot in as the Panthers' starting right tackle for the upcoming season, assuming his smooth recovery continues.
Williams played just 56 offensive snaps last season before undergoing surgery on his right knee and landing on injured reserve. A second-team All-Pro selection in 2017, the 26-year-old should be ready to step back in as the Panthers' starting right tackle in 2019. If health prevails and his performance is up to his 2017 standard, Williams should cash in upon re-entering free agency next March.
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.