Dolphins WR Preston Williams is done for the season with torn ACL
While the Miami Dolphins were understandably excited after earning their first win of the season against the New York Jets, it came at a cost. After drenching Brian Flores in Gatorade after he was able to finally get his first win as a head coach, the Dolphins scheduled an MRI for wide receiver Preston Williams after he was carted off the sideline with a knee injury.
While Williams seemed relatively optimistic that the injury wasn’t too severe while answering post-game questions, according to Michael David Smith of NBC Sports the wide receiver has now been ruled out for the rest of the year due to a torn ACL.
This is a massive blow for a Dolphins team that has been looking for some positives in a season that has had very few favorable outcomes.
Williams came to Miami as an undrafted free agent and had to earn his spot on the 53-man roster. So far this season, the rookie had caught 32 balls for 428 yards and three touchdowns. What makes the news even more devastating is the fact that Williams just came off his biggest game where he found himself in the end zone twice.
Although the organization seemed to be geared more towards the future anyway, losing a developing player like Williams is a big loss. The focus now should simply be getting Williams ready for next season as they will hope to have their franchise quarterback on their roster by then in addition to a multitude of other high draft picks.
With the amount of draft picks the Dolphins posses in the upcoming seasons, the future looks bright with Williams being a big piece to that puzzle.