This may be a non-issue, but to hear that Roy Williams is still injured after being limited down the stretch raises some concerns for me. I’m not quite sure I like this news. We’re rolling into the 4 month of the year, and you’re foot is still injured. Many reported that Roy Williams was injured most of the season last year, and this further verifies what we had suspected. This also begs the question, is Roy Williams going to be reliable, or is he going to be an injury prone type player. Some Lions fans had knocked Roy Williams work ethic, with practices, workouts, and those things. In addition, many Lions fans say that Roy Williams can’t stay healthy, and this is why they chose to bring in another receiver in Calvin Johnson.
From the DMN Blog:
Now comes news that Williams is extremely limited in the workouts due to the foot injury that bothered him all last season.
“I’m pretty healthy. I’m running around with the other guys,” Williams told the team’s official Web site. “I haven’t cut yet. I’m just running straight. I’m kind of scared a little bit to cut.”
How productive can the workouts be if Williams can’t run any routes other than gos?(DMNBlog)
So, if Roy is still injured why hasn’t he had surgery to repair what ever he has going on, these foot injuries can be long lasting and nagging if not treated correctly, ask Kyle Kosier. He was injured, and the nagging injury finally required surgery and he was stashed away most of the season. If Roy is injured, and thinks this is going to fix itself it clearly hasn’t. We’re just about in April and he’s still slowed down. Sorry, but this is not good.
This is nothing new for Roy Williams, I came across this discussion about Williams, and he’s had issues with his ankle/foot area before, and fans were calling for another receiver to be drafted even before Calvin Johnson was drafted in 2007. I wonder if this is a re-occurring injury, read the fan comments here from 2005. Interesting read.
This is clearly the risk by moving forward with this “let’s see what happens” thinking. We had better protect ourselves by adding some depth at WR.