It appears very much that, despite some initial optimism, Rawleigh Williams‘ football future is decidedly up in the air.
The Arkansas running back was carted off the field during a practice session this past Saturday after making contact with a teammate, falling to the ground and stating “I can’t move.” While Williams was ultimately diagnosed with a stinger, the concern of all of those involved is at an elevated level as, in 2015, Williams sustained a neck injury in the quadruple-overtime win over Auburn and underwent surgery to replace and fuse a ruptured disc.
The concern is so high, in fact, that the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, citing a source with knowledge of the situation, is reporting that “Williams and members of his family will huddle with the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville medical team and Coach Bret Bielema this week to go over his latest medical tests and discuss his future.”
An announcement on Williams’ future is expected at some point next week.
Williams led the Razorbacks last season with 1,360 yards and 12 rushing touchdowns. The rushing yards were third in the SEC and 25th nationally.