Mario Williams requires rest and treatment to allow his sore left foot time to heal, Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone says after the defensive end returned to training camp following a two-day absence.
Clearing up days of speculation and questions, Marrone said Williams was examined by team doctors and North Carolina-based foot specialist, Robert Anderson. Though there's no timetable for when Williams will be cleared for practice, Marrone said it's likely a matter of days.
Williams said he felt "fine," and doesn't regard the injury to be "that serious." He referred most questions to Marrone, citing team policy that requires the coach to discuss injuries.
Williams spent Wednesday working out on his own on the sideline. He first complained of the sore foot before the team's first practice Sunday.
MONDAY- Buffalo Bills star defensive end Mario Williams missed his second straight practice to have his sore foot evaluated by team doctors.
Coach Doug Marrone continued to be short on specifics regarding the injury on Monday. He would only say the tests were being conducted away from the Bills training camp facility in suburban Rochester. He added he has not yet received a report from doctors.
Marrone still didn't know which foot Williams had hurt, or how or when the injury occurred.
Williams was held out from participating in the Bills camp-opening practice a day earlier after he informed trainers that his foot was sore.
He then watched practice from the sideline with his helmet on.
Williams declined to comment about the injury, deferring questions to Marrone following practice.