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NFL training camp: Daryn Colledge with nerve damage, Ryan Williams getting 2nd opinion on knee

Colledge's injury does not appear as serious as was perhaps believed, Williams getting second opinion on his sore knee.

Christian Petersen

As Alex noted in a recent post on the injuries that have set back a few of the Arizona Cardinals players after the first few days of training camp.

The most notable are the injuries to right guard Daryn Colledge, who left practice in a cart on Sunday, and running back Ryan Williams, who had ice on his surgically repaired knee.

However, there is good news on both ends. Head coach Bruce Arians told the media after morning walk throughs that both are less serious than some believed.

Arians said that Colledge has "no fracture in his leg," but that it was more of a nerve issue. There is no timetable for his returning. The fact that it was perhaps believed that his leg was fractured is concerning. However, "as soon as the nerve reheals, he will be back full speed."

Williams is getting a second opinion on his knee. The MRI came back clean, but they are just taking precautionary measures. Williams did not know if he would miss practice today or not.

Williams told the media that "it was just some irritation, something to be expected with this type of injury," noting that he had the knee cleaned out in January. He said that is still "dealing with some kinks."

"I'm pretty sure there's nothing wrong with it," he said.

He downplayed it because it was after the first day of contact. He did not have any issues during the offseason, so to have the knee flare up, "it's not scary, but it just sucks."

He knows that staying healthy is very important this season. "It's the most important thing right now because if I can't prove that I can stay healthy, then I might now be here," he said.

There was no fear that it was happening again. "I know what it felt like when it happened (the first time) and this was nothing like that at all," he explained.

He said that he is comfortable with training and coaching staff, saying that they aren't forcing him to things that he doesn't feel he is ready to (he has said that he was pushed by the previous coaching staff to get back on the field despite being "60, 70, 80 percent").

We will know more soon, but first will be to see if he practices this afternoon.

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