Sunday, August 16, 2015

Arkansas RB Jonathan Williams suffers foot injury, out for "extended period of time."

Jonathan Williams. Image via
There's bad news coming out of Arkansas. Running back Jonathan Williams, the Razorbacks' leading rusher in 2014, injured his foot during practice on Saturday, and may be out for a while.

Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema announced Williams will require surgery for the injury which was suffered in a scrimmage game on Saturday.

Arkansas football's official website states that Williams "will miss an extended period of time during the 2015 season," but "is expected to make a full recovery."

Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema expressed optimism in Williams making a complete recovery in a statement released by the school.

“I have no doubt that Jonathan will come back stronger than ever. Anyone that knows Jonathan Williams knows this is just another opportunity for him to prove the man of character and substance that he really is,” said Bielema. “It’s an unfortunate injury to a great young man, but we are in the process of gathering as much information as possible. There are short and long term impacts of how he proceeds and we want to make sure he does what’s best for him and his family, and his career beyond Arkansas.”

Williams rushed for 1,190 yards in 2014, and was expected to be a key player for the Razorbacks this season. 


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