Second opinion reveals no sports hernia for Texans' Williams

The Houston Texans revealed Monday that tests done on Mario Williams showed the defensive end has no additional injuries beyond the sore hip that has kept him out of action since the first day of training camp.

Williams traveled to Philadelphia to seek a second opinion from sports hernia specialist Dr. William Meyers when his hip didn't respond to an injection of pain medication, according to the Texans' official Web site. Williams' pain moved into his pelvic region and groin area and didn't respond to treatment The Houston Chronicle reported.

"Great news on Mario," Texans coach Gary Kubiak said after practice Monday morning. "He went up there for a second opinion, and basically, all the reports were good."

Kubiak didn't offer a specific diagnosis of Williams' injury. The 2006 No. 1 overall pick has dealt with the same injury before, the team's Web site reported, but he hasn't missed a game during his four-year NFL career. He's expected to continue the treatment prescribed by the Texans' doctors and trainers.

"I'm not going to sit here and tell you he'll be on the field tomorrow," Kubiak said. "We'll bring him back and see how he recovers from his visit there, see how he's doing, but we're expecting to see him on the field shortly."

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