NEW ORLEANS – The Saints have placed cornerback P.J. Williams on injured reserve, likely ending his season, according to the league transaction wire.
Williams took a nasty blow to the head and neck area during Sunday's game in New York and immediately trainers and medical personnel for both teams rushed to the field.
Williams lost consciousness on the field and was taken to the hospital where he was treated for a concussion. He did not return with the team Sunday, but instead came back Monday.
During his press briefing Monday, head coach Sean Payton said "all the news is positive" on Williams.
Williams, who missed his rookie season with a torn hamstring, showed a lot of promise in training camp and was the main 'cover' corner this season after Delvin Breaux went down with a broken bone in his leg after the first game against Oakland.
The Saints are eligible to take one player off of injured reserve and bring him back to the roster, but that figures to be this year's first round pick, Sheldon Rankins, who was injured in preseason.
The good news is that Williams is walking and all indications are positive that he will be able to recover. How long it will take him to get back on the playing field is another matter altogether – it just won't be any time soon.
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