Mississippi State received a positive development on offensive lineman Darryl Williams.
On Sunday morning, the Bulldogs’ Twitter account released news that Williams’ tests were negative and that he’s “doing fine” after the player was removed from the field on a stretcher during the third quarter of Mississippi State’s loss to Kentucky at Commonwealth Stadium. Williams will fly back to Starkville, Miss., with Mississippi State’s athletic training staff later Sunday morning.
Great news. Darryl Williams is doing fine. Tests were negative. He and our ath. training staff will fly back to Starkville later this AM.
— MSU Football (@HailStateFB) October 23, 2016
For more than 10 minutes Saturday, Williams was on the ground as teammates and opponents huddled around and offered thoughts, prayers and encouragement. Williams’ face mask was removed, and he was taken to a nearby UK hospital for further evaluation. Mississippi State associate athletic director Bill Martin provided an encouraging update on Williams early Sunday, and the latest knowledge is good news as well.
Here’s hoping Williams continues to progress in his recovery.