Inside The Bills

Why Aaron Williams went to short term I-R

Posted by Chris Brown on October 15, 2015 – 3:10 pm

Bills S Aaron Williams returned from a scary Week 2 neck injury last week to play against the Titans in Week 5. But during the game he had to exit during the first defensive series after making a tackle. Later in the game he was seen shaking out his left arm in between plays, presumably because he was feeling some numbness, but he finished the game. Bills head coach Rex Ryan shed some light on why the decision was made to put S Aaron Williams on short term injured reserve this week.

“He was sore we all knew that after the game,” said Ryan of Williams. “He finished the game, so I wasn’t sure of the extent of the injury. We went back, he was sore at that time, our trainers took him to the doctors. They advised us he should be out for a few weeks, and that’s why we put him on the return I-R deal.”

When asked if it was a new injury from the neck that had sidelined him for two games, Ryan indicated it’s still a neck issue for Williams.

“Pretty much the same, that was a scar tissue type deal,” said Ryan. “We thought he was healthy and this thing came up. This is something we’re erring on the side of caution. We’re never going to play somebody if we think he’s at substantial risk.”

Ryan said that Aaron Williams will not need surgery “at this time.”

Buffalo is expected to make use of Duke Williams, Bacarri Rambo and Jonathan Meeks to help fill the void left behind by Williams.


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