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Cardinals Rookie Ryan Williams Likely Out For The Season With Ruptured Patella Tendon

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One of the major goals in the Preseason is to get out of each game without any major injuries. That didn't happen tonight with rookie running back Ryan Williams going down with what appears to be a ruptured patella tendon on his first carry of the game against the Green Bay Packers.


Williams had to be carted off the field, and he was surrounded by his teammates when he was placed on the cart where you could see how emotional he was about the injury. The Cardinals locker room was described as described as "dejected" following the game after the severity of Williams' injury was revealed.

The Cardinals are now left with Beanie Wells, LaRod Stephens-Howling, and Alfonso Smith as their running backs. Veteran Tim Hightower was also traded to the Redskins because of how much the Cardinals believed in Williams  The Cardinals are also likely to look for a veteran back such as Brian Westbrook or Clinton Portis, they could also pick up someone once roster cuts begin.

A ruptured patella tendon was also the same injury suffered by Cadillac Williams in 2007 during his time with Tampa Bay. He was able to return to the NFL following the injury, but he hasn't been the same player since then although he had a good year in 2009. Hopefully Williams is able to recover enough to contribute with the Cardinals next season, and our prayers are with him.

For some more information on the injury, click on this link, you can also go to Ryan's Twitter account at @lilsweetness34 if you want to leave a message for him on there.