Coach Ken Whisenhunt announced Monday that Williams will miss the rest of the season with a shoulder injury suffered against the Rams, according to the team's website. A second round pick in the 2011 draft, Williams missed all of his rookie season with a torn Achilles' tendon.
Williams has a great running style to watch and is an easy player to like off the field, but he was struggling this year with a 2.8 yards-per-carry average on 58 carries before the injury. Arizona's offensive line was not making holes for Williams to run through, a problem that only figures to get worse considering the team's injuries at the position.
Beanie Wells and LaRod Stephens-Howling have also been hurt. Wells is on injured reserve, designated to return later this season. Stephens-Howling's status for Week 6 remains up in the air, although he's expected to return. Untested players William Powell and Alphonso Smith are next in line.
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