Williams suffered the concussion in last Thursday night's game against the Broncos, and he would later have to be emitted to the local hospital. To no surprise, the Colts will exercise caution with the tight end and shut him down for the rest of the season. Williams was primarily used on special teams this season.
Williams (concussion) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Ravens, Zak Keefer of The Indianapolis Star reports.
Williams suffered a scary injury in Week 15 that caused him to be stretchered off the field. With the Colts out of playoff contention, the tight end could miss the rest of the season.
Williams (concussion) was held out of practice Tuesday.
Williams was stretchered off the field with the concussion in the Week 15 loss to the Broncos and has a history of spinal issues dating back to his college days, so his absence from the first practice of the week isn't surprising. Unless the Colts indicate in the coming days that Williams' condition has dramatically improved, don't count on him playing again in 2017.
Head coach Chuck Pagano added that Williams is doing well, which is great news considering how severe the injury looked at first. With the Colts well out of playoff contention and Williams' college career having been impacted by a spinal condition, it would not be at all surprising to see the team act extremely cautious with the tight end for the rest of the season.
Williams left on a stretcher in the first half in what was a very scary scene. Thankfully, the tight end has movement in his limbs and the Colts are describing the injury has a head injury, with no reported damage to the neck according to Zach Keefer of the Indianapolis Star. This is important, as Williams was previously diagnosed with a spinal condition that cut short his collegiate career at the University of Oregon.