Maybe he realizes that the team and the season is just about doomed, or maybe he is trying to wiggle his way out of having to head to his former team in Houston, but either way Mario Williams may be considering surgery from a nagging injury to his left wrist. One thing is for sure, he doesn’t care what us Buffalo Bills fans think.
According to Williams, the injury happened during training camp and has caused Williams to start slow off the line, giving him a disadvantage on the field. Maybe that is why the top paid defensive pass rusher in the league has been mainly losing one on one match-ups and teams rarely have imposed a double coverage scheme on him. Patience is wearing thin with fans, media, and, behind closed doors, the coaching staff, whose jobs may depend solely on the performance of Mario.
Williams only has 3.5 sacks on the season and has only taken part in 16 tackles. The timing of the announcement comes at a convenient time as the Bills are in the middle of the bye week preparing for the Houston Texans, which is sure to be a brutal loss. Williams could have the surgery during the bye week but it is unclear what kind of procedure will take place and if Williams will lose any time.
The most ironic thing about all of the injury talk is that no one knew of any injury until performance and effort was being questioned by the media. The Bills never reported the injury on the weekly injury report and due to Mario complaining about the injury on a consistent basis, knocked a hefty fine onto the team too. If I had to take a stab at it, I would think Williams will be unable to travel with the team next week and will miss the road trip to Houston.
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