Pittsburgh Steelers’ running back DeAngelo Williams is considered day to day from his ankle injury, a source told ESPN’s Brit McHenry.
Williams had an MRI earlier this afternoon to determine the severity of the injury, suffered in Sunday’s win over the Cleveland Browns. He left yesterday’s game in a walking boot. This news does not mean he is certain to suit up for Saturday’s Wild Card game against the Cincinnati Bengals but adds to the optimistic feeling in the air since Williams came back on the sideline yesterday.
Per the ESPN report, Ramon Foster said he “looked forward” to Williams playing Saturday. Mike Tomlin should provide some sort of update tomorrow, though he is never one to be forthcoming about injuries, especially in a playoff atmosphere.
Should Williams sit out or be limited, Fitzgerald Toussaint is the next man up. He rushed for 24 yards on 12 carries Sunday, also catching a two-point conversion pass from Ben Roethlisberger. Jordan Todman sits as the #3 RB, passed up by Toussaint mid-way through the year.
The Bengals’ run defense finished the year tied for 21st in yards per carry average but allowed the sixth fewest rushing touchdowns with eight.