Saturday offered a scary moment for Mississippi State players and fans.
Guard Darryl Williams was down on the turf at Kentucky for more than 10 minutes before he was taken off the field on a stretcher.
He was in decent shape on Saturday night and head coach Dan Mullen said Monday that the team was in contact with his mother before Williams was even taken off the field. Mullen characterized that Williams would be ‘fine’ even though he’ll miss one week at minimum.
Mullen: Darryl Williams flew back yesterday. He’s fine. We don’t expect him to play this week. Should be back next week.
— Ben Wait (@bcwait) October 24, 2016
Williams’ diagnosis is probably better than many could have hoped for given the way his injury unfolded Saturday. He went down during a field goal attempt and had his face mask taken off as he laid on the ground while most of Commonwealth Stadium remained silent. The entire team gathered around him while he was on the ground.
The whole Mississippi State team has come together. Darryl Williams still down. pic.twitter.com/1ZQH7GiNoT
— Joe Mussatto (@joe_mussatto) October 23, 2016
The loss of Williams shouldn’t matter too much this week against Samford, but it would help to have him back in time for Texas A&M the week after. The Bulldogs have allowed 10 sacks this season while trying to protect Nick Fitzgerald.