It’s starting to sound more and more like Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams won’t be able to play in Sunday’s Divisional Round playoff game against the Denver Broncos because of a foot injury that he suffered in the team’s regular-season finale.
Earlier Monday, it was reported that Williams traveled to North Carolina to see a foot specialist and later in the day, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network piggy-backed on top of that news with a discouraging report of his own. Sources have reportedly told Rapoport that Williams has an “uphill battle” this week and that it’s “not looking good” for him to play Sunday in Denver as a result.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 11, 2016
Williams sat out the Steelers Wild Card game against the Cincinatti Bengals with his right foot injury and that resulted in Pittsburgh leaning heavily on backups Fitzgerald Toussaint and Jordan Todman. The two delivered, however, as they combined for 183 total yards from scrimmage in the Steelers 18-16 win.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin will hold his weekly press conference on Tuesday and that time he will likely shed some light on Williams’ condition and potential status for Sunday’s playoff game against the Broncos.