Just Don’t Ask How He Hurt His Foot, Ok?

It will take more than stretching to get Mario Williams back in the game after a foot injuryFor all you Texans fans out there, here’s an unfolding drama I think you’ll enjoy laughing about. Former Texan Mario Williams, who left Houston for a $100 million contract with the Bills, has been causing a lot of drama up in Buffalo because of a sore foot.

Williams has been absent from the Bills training camp since its opening day on July 28, but his camp and coach Doug Marrone have declined to tell us just how he injured his foot or how long he’s expected to stay away from training.

While we Texan fans may breathe a sigh of relief that it isn’t our team worrying over the absence of a star player, we can probably all understand coach Marrone’s frustration over continual media questioning about the injury.

Marrone has gotten so sick of being asked questions about Williams that, on July 30, he cut off a reporter mid-sentence, announcing he wouldn’t answer any more questions about Williams’ foot problem until he receives a medical report from team doctors. He won’t even specify which foot Williams hurt, or where his injury will be evaluated.

Now, I’m no expert on NFL coaching strategies, but as a Houston podiatrist, I am an expert on foot injuries and foot pain. Given my experience, I know that, without proper care and attention, foot injuries can keep you from doing all the things you love—whether it’s playing professional football or walking your dog every day. If you have a foot or ankle injury, don’t be secretive about it like Mario Williams. Schedule an appointment to see me at my Tanglewood Foot Specialists office, tell me exactly how you hurt yourself, and I will craft a treatment plan designed to get you back on your feet as quickly as possible. 

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