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Nothing specific on Jesse Williams’ knee injury

Post by Dave Boling / The News Tribune on July 30, 2014 at 5:18 pm with 11 Comments »
July 30, 2014 5:18 pm

The Seahawks put out word that the injury to Jesse Williams was to a knee, as we reported after practice. Sometimes injury reports are intentionally vague, or they’re awaiting further medical examination. I tend to respect their judgment on the release of medical information. Since it was during a practice open to the public, I feel comfortable to at least give you the circumstances. Williams was hurt during the one-on-one pass protection/rush session against the offensive line. He had come into camp after missing his rookie season with a knee injury, and looked leaner and quicker than he did when he showed up as a rookie. He had been doing very well in these drills thus far in camp. This time, against C.J. Davis, he appeared to have reached a standoff and was trying to leverage his position when his knee bent awkwardly. He stopped immediately and moved gingerly behind the action. He didn’t go down, but walked with obvious trouble. He was taken to the locker room on one of the carts. Sometimes these are minor hyperextensions. With his history of knee troubles, though, we’re susceptible to jumping to conclusions. Having been able to resign Tony McDaniel and land free agent Kevin Williams certainly looks good at this point for defensive line depth.

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  1. chuck_easton says:

    The optimist inside my head is whispering “just tweaked it, and will be fine”.

    The pessimist inside my head is SCREAMING “MRI will reveal ACL tear…”

    I’m really, really, trying to listen to the optimist, but that darn pessimist just won’t shut up.

  2. Dukeshire says:

    Hopefully the realist in you is saying his chronic knee issues will likely never subside and his career may effectively be over before it had a chance to begin. (Let’s hope we look back to this post in 3 years and talk about how wrong I was,)

  3. Dukeshire says:

    Just watched an interview with Carroll from directly after the practice yesterday with the ESPN crew where he called Richardson “a splinter out there…” in reference to his weight. Richardson’s new nickname? The Splinter.

  4. GeorgiaHawk says:

    If I had to pick five players coming into camp that I wouldn’t be surprised at all if we lost them for any extended time this season due to injuries McCoy & Williams would be on that list.

    The other three would hurt us much more. Especially the first two.

    Okung.
    Harvin.
    Richardson.

  5. I believe the pessimist in me agrees with the pessimist in Chuck.

    I agree Dave – how big is the Kevin Williams signing now? Its H-U-G-E, baby!

  6. I have a feeling he’s done, but I was thinkin’ it was a matter of time anyways. Hope I’m wrong and he is able to contribute to the repeat, but yeah, I was pumped when we got Williams.

  7. Ray_Maines says:

    Everything was perfect a week ago……

    I hate it when reality sets in.

    I suppose every team has a fringe player (or third team Tight End) get hurt and it seems like the end of the world.

    All of this sucks, but so far nothing serious has actually happened to the ‘Hawks. Crossing my fingers and my toes.

    Go ‘Hawks!!

  8. sluggo42 says:

    Lol ray, training camp hurts every team in that respect..didn’t the whiners lose their #2 and #3 rb’s?
    I’m just waiting with fingers crossed that we make it to the season with good health. That’s always a big part for successful teams, the luck of health is very important…

  9. Thanks for the article link, Mo!

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