The Cardinals announced Tuesday that they are putting running back Ryan Williams on injured reserve with a left shoulder injury, officially ending his season. Coach Ken Whisenhunt had said Monday that Williams' injury would put him out for the remainder of the year.|||||||
Williams' injury, the result of a hard hit during Thursday night's loss at St. Louis, was another blow to an already struggling running game. Arizona was already without Beanie Wells until at least Thanksgiving weekend because of a severe turf toe injury. The Cardinals rank 31st out of 32 NFL teams in yards rushing per game at 63.4. Only Oakland's 60.8 is worse.
The Arizona Cardinals' already embattled running game has taken a severe blow with the announcement that Williams is out for the season with a left shoulder injury that will require surgery.|||||||
The Cardinals already are without Beanie Wells until at least Thanksgiving weekend because of a severe turf toe injury. The hard-luck Williams missed all of his rookie season a year ago with a torn patella tendon. He injured his shoulder on a hard hit during last Thursday night's loss at St. Louis.
Williams had 14 carries for 33 yards in Thursday's 17-3 loss to St. Louis.|||||||
Williams' 164 yards are 30th in the league, and is average of 2.8 yards per carry is 44th among the 49 players with at least 6.25 attempts per game.
Williams was injured Thursday night when he took a hit to the helmet at the end of a run against the St. Louis Rams.|||||||
Williams gained 12 yards on the play early in the fourth quarter before being hit by Darian Stewart. Williams slammed his helmet down after reaching the sideline.
With Beanie Wells expected to miss at least seven games, the Cardinals will lean heavily on second-year pro Ryan Williams, who had been splitting time with Wells.|||||||
Williams rushed for 83 yards on 13 carries against Philadelphia last Sunday.