Raiders’ Tyrell Williams speaks out on rehabbing foot issues
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Tyrell Williams has had a long offseason of rehab, but he assured fans his feet are progressing.
Williams dealt with plantar fasciitis early in the 2019 campaign, and played through maladies for a large portion of the year.
However, it seems the time off has done Williams some good. While he noted there is still some pain, it is a far cry from the discomfort he previously felt with the Raiders (via Vic Tafur of The Athletic):
Shoot, it’s been a long offseason with my feet. I did two months after the season of just rehab and resting them. It was still taking a long time and I started getting pretty discouraged, but … um, about two months ago, I finally got over the hump and my feet have been feeling good. So I still feel it a little bit, but compared to what I had … it’s nothing compared to what I was going through during the season.
And it’s still getting better week to week so I am excited for the season.
Williams has quickly established himself as a top target for Raiders quarterback Derek Carr.
The foot issues limited the 28-year-old to his fewest number of snaps since his rookie season, per Pro Football Reference. Despite this, Williams still managed to nab six touchdown catches, to go along with 15.5 yards per reception.
Las Vegas used their first-round selection to draft Alabama speedster Henry Ruggs III, and the Raiders will hope Ruggs’ explosiveness will make a difference in the passing game.
But a healthier Williams also figures to be more dangerous in 2020.