The Jacksonville Jaguars have been lucky so far with the injury bug in training camp, but in some unfortunate news it appears that rookie linebacker Quincy Williams will be out up to four to six weeks with a knee injury, according to a report by Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Sources: #Jaguars LB Quincy Williams, the third-round pick who has been impressing in camp, is out 4-6 weeks with a slight tear in his meniscus. He’ll need arthroscopic surgery to trim it. Given the timing, he won’t miss much game time.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 1, 2019
Williams was in-line to be the Jaguars starting weakside linebacker, taking over for the seemingly retired Telvin Smith in 2019. It’s a similar injury to what Jaguars star cornerback Jalen Ramsey had back in 2016, however every injury is different especially when surgery is required.
It’s unfortunate for Williams, who had been turning heads at training camp with not only his pure speed, but his actual plays on the field, which included picking off new quarterback Nick Foles for the first time all camp. Williams was competing for the starting weakside linebacker position and by all accounts he was far ahead of any of the other options.