Williams Expected to Play this Week
According to General Manager Jim Rutherford, Justin Williams’ long yet shorter-than-expected rehabilitation process could come to an end soon. Very soon.
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“You’ll probably see Williams play this week,” said
The initial prognosis after Williams ruptured his Achilles tendon in September had him back no earlier than mid-January. A return against
While the initial apprehension is that he might re-injure his foot from coming back so quickly, that isn’t seen to be a major concern. He hurt himself running in an offseason workout, and over the weekend said he couldn’t reproduce the injury in skates even if he tried.
The bigger problem will be his conditioning and making sure he’s in good enough shape that he won’t pick up an unrelated injury as he did last season, when he hurt his back just minutes into his return from a long-term knee injury.
“I think that was a product of concentrating more on the injured area than on the overall body,” said
If he can go, what a boost for a team that could use it.