Cardinals fear Ryan Williams will be out for season

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Arizona Cardinals think rookie running back Ryan Williams tore a patella tendon in his right knee.

That was the preliminary word from coach Ken Whisenhunt following the Cardinals' 28-20 preseason defeat at Green Bay on Friday night. Williams would miss the 2011 season if that were the case. He would then face a grueling rehabilitation.

This injury could lead to more playing time for LaRod Stephens-Howling. The Cardinals have used Stephens-Howling increasingly over the past couple seasons, sometimes with three wide receivers and another running back.

Fantasy Impact: 

Beanie Wells is going to have his chance to own the Cardinals running game without having to look over his shoulder for the talented rookie. Stephens-Howling gets a boost as he enters primary backup territory and could eventually find himself starting given Wells' injury history.

Filed Under: 2011, Preseason

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