MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier says defensive tackle Kevin Williams is fortunate that there was no injury to any of his ligaments in his right knee after a hard hit in Sunday’s game.
Williams suffered the injury after San Francisco 49ers’ offensive lineman Joe Looney blocked him low early in the third quarter.READ MORE: St. Paul Students Plan Walkout Over COVID Safety
On Monday, Williams underwent an MRI to determine the severity of the injury. Frazier released a statement late Monday afternoon announcing the results.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: Tuesday Brings Big, Blustery Temperature Swing
“Kevin Williams suffered a hyperextension injury to his right knee in last night’s football game. An MRI exam today revealed a significant bone contusion as well as a posterior capsular strain. Kevin was fortunate in that there was no injury to any of his ligaments,” Frazier said.
The team has not released a timetable on when Williams is expected to come back. Bone bruises have been known to keep players out for a couple weeks or more.MORE NEWS: 'Better Safe Than Sorry': New COVID Rules Begin This Week
Frazier heard from his coaches in the booth that the hit on Williams might be worth mailing to the league.