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Williams talks about shoulder injury

December 19th, 2008 – 1:38 PM by Chip Scoggins

Pro Bowl defensive tackle Pat Williams was in the locker room Friday and talked about his injury, a broken right shoulder. Williams said he’s been getting constant treatment on his shoulder with the hope of being able to play in the playoffs. He said he’s been unable to sleep in his bed so he’s sleeping in a chair.

“I’m disappointed man because it’s the key part of our season right now and I got hurt,” he said. “The pain hit me real hard out there but that kind of stuff happens. It was a freak accident so I’m just trying to get better.”

Williams said his teammates noticed he seemed down emotionally on Friday so they were coming up and giving him hugs.

“Basically I was walking around kind of sad so everybody is giving me hugs,” he said. “You think I was dying and needed a hug. So all the guys were hugging me and messing with me.”

It was a tough week for the Williams family. His 16-year-old daughter Alesha, a junior in high school, tore her ACL in a basketball game last week.

“Dad and daughter are hurt,” he said. “She’s kind of down so I had to cheer her up. She’s crying and stuff. I told her she’ll be all right.”

– Injury report: Right tackle Artis Hicks (triceps) and kickoff returner Darius Reynaud (toe) are doubtful. Defensive end Jared Allen (knee) and quarterback Gus Frerotte (back) are questionable.

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