Karlos Williams Injury: Updates on Bills RB's Concussion and Return

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured Columnist

Buffalo Bills running back Karlos Williams (29) runs past Indianapolis Colts strong safety Mike Adams (29) for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Buffalo won 27-14. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)
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Rookie running back Karlos Williams suffered a concussion in the Buffalo Bills' Week 4 loss to the New York Giants and sat out through Week 8. However, he is ready to return. 

Continue for updates. 

Williams Active for Week 9

Sunday, Nov. 8

The Bills announced Williams is available to play against the Miami Dolphins.  

Latest on Williams' Practice Status

Saturday, Nov. 7

The Bills announced Williams was a full participant in practice all week.

Williams Comments on History of Concussions, Availability

Monday, Nov. 2

Williams told reporters his latest concussion was the third of his career, but his symptoms are gone, per Tyler Dunne of the Buffalo News. He noted he will play on Sunday, and the concussion won't change his desire to "run with an attitude."

Williams explained he suffered from headaches, dizziness and nausea. He also had trouble sleeping and couldn't drive for nearly two weeks.

How Williams' Absence Affects Bills' Backfield

Williams is a vital piece of the puzzle in Buffalo, despite LeSean McCoy's return from a hamstring injury.

The former Florida State standout had only 40 yards rushing on 18 carries in Week 4, but he did find the end zone for the fourth consecutive game.

Williams is averaging 5.4 yards per tote and was the Bills' most effective running back when McCoy struggled through an injury.

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The FSU product was Buffalo's fifth-round pick this year, and he has given Rex Ryan another great weapon in the running game, which prompted the team to release veteran Fred Jackson during the preseason. The Bills have also featured Boobie Dixon and Boom Herron this season but saw less success with them carrying the rock compared to Williams and McCoy.

Williams has been a great complement to McCoy, thanks to his 230-pound frame and pure power, and even though his first career start wasn't ideal, he has all the makings of a back who is capable of carrying the load.