According to the Buffalo Bills official site, Bills star defensive tackle Kyle Williams will likely have surgery on his partially ruptured Achilles’ tendon in his right foot. Williams ruptured his left Achilles last year as well, but this injury is less severe but will also need surgery on it this offseason.
Williams told the official site, “There is a bone spur rubbing on it. That’s the same thing, but it didn’t tear through most of it. It has some micro-tearing type stuff, but the fluid isn’t in the bone of my foot. It didn’t tear a lot of my Achilles where they were scared I was going to rupture it. So we just tried to manage it and get through the season. We took an MRI and it looks exactly like the other one. It’s just something that’s just developed over time.”
Not only is Kyle Williams one of the best defensive tackles in the NFL, but he is an extremely tough play for playing through the pain this season. He finished the season with six sacks and over 40 tackles as one of the two best players on the defense (Jairus Byrd was also magnificent this year), and I can only wonder how dominant the DT would have been if not for the injury.
I mean, Williams finished the year with the sixth-most QB hits as a defensive tackle and also added nine tackles for loss to go with those 12 knockdowns. The fact that he was able to put up those numbers in just 11 games whilst being injured in almost all of the games that he played in is just insane. It shows that the New England Patriots aren’t the only team in the AFC East with one of the league’s most dominant defensive tackles.
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