Almost four months after suffering a torn ACL and undergoing surgery, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Kyle Williams ran for the first time. Via his Twitter account, Williams said:
Ran today first time since surgery and felt great #speed
— Kyle Williams (@KyleWilliams_10) March 26, 2013
Williams suffered a torn ACL in his left knee in the win over the New Orleans Saints in Week 12 last season. He missed the rest of the season because of the injury. If you recall, Williams was hurt on the same play as running back Kendall Hunter who also missed the rest of the season, but with a left ankle injury. There have been no reports on the status of Hunter’s injury, although he is expected to make a full recovery.
Last season, Williams did not exactly have eye-popping numbers through 12 weeks of the 2012 season with only 14 catches for 212 yards and a touchdown. He did, however, have San Francisco’s longest pass play of the season with a 57-yard reception against the Chicago Bears in Week 11.
There is some caution with Williams tweeting he ran for the first time. In February, he said he would likely be back on the field by the start of training camp. This means no organized team activities for Williams in the spring.
There’s no reason to rush it. I’ll be able to run and do all sort of non-contact stuff way before. But we’re looking at training camp being ready to go and making sure we’re good to go for next season. There’s no point in being ready to go for OTAs or anything like that. I probably could, but there’s no point. We’re trying to get everything handled the right way.