It’s about as much bad news as you can get while still considering it good news. Texas All-American lineman Connor Williams sustained what appeared to be a serious knee injury in the Longhorn’s loss to the USC Trojans on Saturday.
The team originally feared he’d torn several ligaments on his knee.
On Monday, the received word that no significant ligament damage had been sustained.
According to a source that spoke Sports Illustrated, Williams will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his knee in the next 10 days. There is no timetable set for his return, though the 6-foot-5, 315-pound tackle appeared optimistic.
In addition to the meniscus tear, he suffered sprains of his ACL and PCL in the same knee that the team does not believe will require surgery.
Williams is something of a surprise superstar at Texas. He arrived on campus as an unheralded prospect, but offensive line coach Joe Wickline believed he had tremendous upside. He was right, and Williams won the starting job at left tackle as a freshman.
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