Refresh  
  Page last updated on Sun Jul 05 03:46:35 EDT 2015
TOP NEWS
MARIO WILLIAMS IS READY TO PLAY
Thu, 01 Nov 2012 02:30 AM EDT

The surgery Mario Williams had to fix his sprained left wrist appears to have also done plenty in repairing the Bills’ high-priced defensive end’s self confidence.

Williams was in an optimistic mood in discussing how much better he felt physically and mentally after rejoining the Bills following the team’s bye week off, and 6 days after having arthroscopic surgery in Alabama.

“Nobody wants me to do much better than me. So definitely, with this procedure, it’s definitely given me a lot of hope and a different mindset,” he announced. “I feel just like I was stagnant. That’s why I’m very excited to once have been in a position to go clean it out and being optimistic about things.”

And that includes the NFL’s highest-paid defensive player declaring himself ready to play on Sunday, when the Buffalo Bills (3-4) travel to play the Houston Texans (6-1), Williams’ former team.

“Oh, I am definitely, definitely (playing). I’m not missing anything,” he announced. “It uplifts me tremendously. … I’m really excited. This is a great week.” Baseball lines

Williams returned to Buffalo on Sunday, when he visited the team’s facility for treatment. He was not present during the part of Monday’s practice that is open to the media.

He was held out of practice on Monday with Coach Chan Gailey saying the plan is for Williams to be back on the field for Wednesday’s session.

“I talked to him, and he sounded very encouraged,” Gailey announced. “Hopefully, he doesn’t miss a beat.”

The injury had nagged Williams since he was hurt in the final week of the preseason in what he called “a little freak deal.” Williams related the original prognosis was for the injury to take 4 to 6 weeks to heal.

When it became obvious his wrist wasn’t getting any better, Williams stated that he elected to have surgery after consulting with the team’s training staff, and after being assured he shouldn’t miss any playing time.

Though feeling a little discomfort where the doctor made 2 incisions, Williams called the operation a success because he’s already noticed an increased range of motion in his wrist. He’ll continue to wear a protective cast during games, but Williams believes the surgery will make it easier to use his hands to du shed mp blockers.

He added the injury was also limiting his ability to lift weights and maintain his chest and shoulders strength, something he also relies upon as a pass-rusher.

“I’m a hands-on person, and everything I do is with my hands and working out,” he said. “And not being able to do that, mentally, has just been frustrating.”

Selected first overall by Houston in the 2006 draft, Williams had 53 career sacks in 6 seasons to set the Texans franchise record. Three days into free agency in March, agreed a 6-year, $100 million agreement with Buffalo Bills.

A 2-time Pro Bowl selection, Williams has managed just 3½ sacks and become the target of a lot of the blame for the Buffalo Bills’ defensive problems this season. Buffalo rank 31st in the NFL in yards allowed and last against the run. That includes a 4-game stretch in which the Bills have gone 1-3 and allowed 937 yards rushing.


Sponsored Links

Download Printable Schedules
Now you can download and print schedules for each sport so you can plan ahead and track your results.
UPDATED:
BASEBALL 6/5/2015 - 8/12/2015
TOP TEN WAGERS
RK Team
1
Detroit Tigers
2
St Louis Cardinals
3
Atlanta Braves
4
Toronto Blue Jays
5
Washington Nationals
07/05/2015
MLBTB Rays vs NY Yankees10:05 AM PST
MLBBlue Jays vs Tigers10:05 AM PST
MLBBrewers vs Reds10:10 AM PST
MLBPhillies vs Braves10:35 AM PST
MLBAstros vs Red Sox10:35 AM PST
MLBIndians vs Pirates10:35 AM PST
MLBOrioles vs White Sox11:10 AM PST
MLBTwins vs KC Royals11:10 AM PST
MLBSD Padres vs Cardinals11:15 AM PST
MLBMarlins vs Cubs11:20 AM PST
MLBMariners vs Athletics1:05 PM PST
MLBRockies vs Diamondbacks1:10 PM PST
MLBNY Mets vs LA Dodgers1:10 PM PST
MLBLA Angels vs Rangers4:05 PM PST
MLBSF Giants vs Nationals5:05 PM PST
07/11/2015
UFCN Seery vs L Smolka4:00 PM PST
UFCC Pfister vs Y Cedeno4:00 PM PST
UFCTim Means vs M Brown5:00 PM PST
UFCJ Howard vs Cathal Pendred5:00 PM PST
UFCM Swick vs A Garcia5:00 PM PST
UFCH Briones vs C Garbrandt5:00 PM PST
UFCC McGregor vs C Mendes7:00 PM PST
UFCR Lawler vs R MacDonald7:00 PM PST
UFCJ Stephens vs D BERMUDEZ7:00 PM PST
UFCG Nelson vs B Thatch7:00 PM PST
UFCB Pickett vs Thomas Almeida7:00 PM PST

x