Williams got loose for a big 40-yard play in a drive that resulted in a field goal for Alabama, one of three in the first half, but as he went down to the ground he grabbed at his knee in pain.
Jameson Williams went down with a non-contact knee injury on this play.
— PFF (@PFF) January 11, 2022
Fans are speculating on what exactly the injury is, but many are guessing that it could be a torn ACL. You can see on the play that the injury happened without contact, which is never a good sign.
#Alabama WR Jameson Williams per video has an ACL tear. Prayers for a quick and complete recovery.
— Dr. Mark Adickes (@jocktodoc) January 11, 2022
— David J. Chao – ProFootballDoc (@ProFootballDoc) January 11, 2022
Jimbo Fisher after seeing the Jameson Williams replay:
“He ACL’ed it. I’m telling you, he ACL’ed it.”
— SEC Mike (@MichaelWBratton) January 11, 2022
Man that Jameson Williams left knee injury is very clearly a torn ACL. Absolutely brutal.#RollTide now down Metchie and Williams to ACL injuries
— Matthew Betz (@TheFantasyPT) January 11, 2022
Jameson Williams knee injury. Valgus force to left knee. Anterior (forward) shift seen of tibia.
Common mechanism for ACL tear pic.twitter.com/6AJZWCwRUn
— Adam Hutchison PT, DPT (@TheRealAdam_H) January 11, 2022
Williams was helped off the field, making a point to not put much weight on the knee. He was eventually seen walking off the field putting weight on his knee, so that is at least something of a good sign.
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) January 11, 2022
If this is a torn ACL, it would be devastating not only for Alabama for the rest of this game but for Williams’s future. Williams is projected to be picked in the middle of the first round in the upcoming NFL Draft.
Update: ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Tuesday that Williams’ injury is indeed a torn ACL:
Alabama's Jameson Williams, the projected top WR in the 2022 NFL Draft, tore his ACL last night vs. Georgia, per sources. Doctors believe that, after surgery within the next 10 days, Williams will retain his sub 4.3 speed, and they expect a full recovery.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 11, 2022
We wish Williams the best with his recovery.