Williams remaining optimistic despite injury

Arizona commit Kendall Williams recently injured his hip. Read on to see how the injury will effect his season, his thoughts moving forward, and more.

Arizona fans were naturally discouraged to hear about Oroville (Calif.) Butte C.C. running back Kendall Williams’ injured hip, but it doesn’t appear to be as devastating as some thought.

"It was really frustrating to break my hip, especially when I felt I was at the top of my game," Williams said. "I was as explosive as I’ve ever been and I was just feeling good about my game.”

To the average fan, a fractured hip sounds like a big deal, but Williams isn’t too concerned.

“When it first went down, I was super nervous, but then I talked with the doctors and they said it is a six to eight week recovery," he said.

"That isn’t that big of a deal. So I’m recovering right now. I’m obviously taking a medical redshirt, which I’m cool with.”

The Arizona coaches aren’t too concerned about the injury.

“They just want me to work hard to get better and be ready to come in and compete," Williams said. "Basically, nothing has changed from their point of view.

"They want me to use this time to really hit the books and make sure everything is good to go there. Trust me, it will be.”

Even though Williams won’t play this season, he’s looking to master the mental aspects of the game.

“I’m going to be watching each game closely and try to pick up tendencies and stuff like that," he said. "I will also be watching the Arizona games to see if I can pick up anything from there.

“I just don’t want to waste this time. I want to go to Arizona with as much knowledge as possible and hopefully get a starting spot.”

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