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Chiefs RB Damien Williams continues to miss practice with injury

Damien Williams, Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs are slated to host a star-studded showdown in their home opener against the Baltimore Ravens. Unfortunately, the status of running back Damien Williams could be in jeopardy.

Williams is currently recovering from a knee injury he suffered in Week 2. According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, he has missed a second consecutive practice.

Damien Williams has missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday with a knee injury.

This is hardly an encouraging update for the Chiefs. Williams has served as the No. 1 option in the backfield since the final stretch of the 2018 campaign and maintained his role heading into the 2019 NFL season. Unfortunately, his inability to log in some time at practice inspires little optimism regarding his health against the Ravens.

It is no secret that Williams has struggled to find his footing to start the season after registering just 34 yards rushing on 22 carries through the first two games. However, he has managed to haul in nine receptions for 87 yards out of the backfield. If he is unable to go, Kansas City will likely have to rely on running back LeSean McCoy in Week 3.

Although McCoy is also currently dealing with an ankle injury, it is not deemed to be as severe as the knee injury that Williams is nursing. As a result, he could be poised for a heavy workload versus the Ravens thanks to his versatile skill set as both a runner and a receiver.

While the prospect of losing even more touches to McCoy is hardly ideal for Williams, he will need to do what he can to ensure his health for the entirety of the season.