The Alabama Crimson Tide didn't have the best start to the College Football Playoff National Championship against the Georgia Bulldogs. While they were still at a deadlock in the second quarter, they lost Jameson Williams to what appears to be a significant knee injury.
Williams sustained the injury following a 40-yard reception from Bryce Young early in the second quarter. He did complete the play and tried to run with the ball, but he fell down awkwardly moments later–obviously in deep pain.
Here's a video of the play, which sent Alabama fans in shock:
Nice pass by Bryce Young to a wide open Jameson Williams. Williams hurt his knee while he was trying to cut. He was not able to put any pressure on it. Bad news for Bama as they are now down their top 2 receivers.
— Brendan Moore (@bmoorecfb) January 11, 2022
Jameson Williams was eventually helped off the field, with initial reports indicating he couldn't put any weight on his injured left leg. However, in an encouraging seen, the 20-year-old wideout was later spotted walking in his own power heading to the locker room.
Williams walks to the locker room under his own power 🙏
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 11, 2022
The extent of the injury remains to be seen, but Williams and the rest of Alabama are certainly hoping it is not as serious as feared. After all, it would be a massive blow for a promising player like Williams who has a huge career ahead.
Williams exited the game with four catches for 65 yards. The Crimson Tide have a 9-6 lead at halftime despite coming in as underdogs for the game.