Kentucky RB Boom Williams making steady progress, expects to play against Vanderbilt
Boom Williams’ elbow is feeling better, and as such, he’s expected to be ready for the Vanderbilt game Saturday.
But the star running back’s injury certainly spooked him a bit.
“I was able to look at it all of five seconds, and I couldn’t look at it any more because it was pretty scary,” Williams said according to the Lexington Herald-Leader’s Jen Smith. “It’s been one of the toughest injuries I’ve had. I’m just truly blessed that it didn’t cost me long term.”
Williams sustained the injury Oct. 31 against Tennessee as he made a hard push toward the end zone on second down. The sophomore had already injured his arm earlier in the game, but not to the point where it sidelined him for long. After the elbow injury, though, Williams went straight to the locker room and did not play this past week against UGA.
On Monday, Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said that Williams would have to play with a brace on his elbow. But offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson didn’t seem too concerned about how that’ll affect Williams’ performance.
“I think it’s been fine,” Dawson said according to Smith’s practice transcript. “I really do. I just tend not to talk about it.”