Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams has been battling a knee problem for several weeks now and it appears he’s finally gotten it taken care of.
Per Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Williams underwent surgery this week on his injured knee and that will result in him likely being sidelined for maybe up to a month.
During his Tuesday press conference, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin indicated that Williams would be having his knee evaluated this week.
Entering Week 10, Williams has registered 276 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 75 carries on the season. Additionally, he’s caught 15 passes for 91 yards and a touchdown in the seven games that he has played in.
Williams sat out the Steelers week 7 game against the New England Patriots because of his knee problem. He had one carry for one yard in Sunday’s loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
With Williams sidelined for an unknown amount of time, Fitzgerald Toussaint will more than likely be the one to back up starter Le’Veon Bell. It will now be interesting to see if running back Karlos Williams will be promoted to the 53-man roster from the practice squad on Saturday for depth purposes.