Tramon Williams still is not over a shoulder injury he suffered during the Green Bay Packers’ season opener last year, and you have to winder when the cornerback will be healed.
Williams told Fox Sports Wisconsin that tests conducted early this month showed his right shoulder was at about 50 percent strength – a long ways off from where he would like to be. Still, it’s an improvement on where he was for much of last season when the Packers said he had suffered a bruise.
Now, there is legitimate concern about his future and potential nerve damage in the shoulder. He’s been resting since mid-January and it’s not healed. Williams told FSW that it is possible he will be limited in training camp beginning next month. He doesn’t experience pain but the injury has thrown him for a loop.
“Physically, the condition my shoulder was in, my whole body was out of sync,” Williams said. “I wasn't really moving like I usually do. If you watch film closely, when I'm running, I'm kind of carrying my shoulder with me. I'm carrying my shoulder with me and I've got to watch what I do.
“You don't want to mess with nerve damage, let's just say that.”
Hopefully, with continued rest and rehabilitation, Williams can strengthen his shoulder and return to form. One of the attributes that made him so successful was his ability to be physical. With his right shoulder injured – and he is right-handed – that greatly limits his ability.
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