San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Kyle Williams has spent the whole offseason rehabbing his knee injury he suffered last season. This week at Organized Team Activities Williams was running at full speed on the field, which is a positive development in his quest to rejoin the team.
In Week 12 last season, Williams suffered a season-ending knee injury. Even though he was at OTAs running full speed, he is only participating in individual drills and working on his route running. All while the Niners medical personnel are watching nearby. His rehab is progressing well, but he is eager to get back on the field at full strength.
I just have to listen to trainers. At this point I feel good, feel great, making progress every single day and we just want to stay on that same path and be ready for week one.
I want to be out there with my guys and help steer the young guys in the right way. I want to be out there with them…but we have to be smart. You can’t put the foot down on the gas if all the parts aren’t working right.
Williams has not been medically cleared to play, but he is expected to be return sometime during training camp. The 49ers will not only need Williams receiving skills with Michael Crabtree’s injury, but also his ability in the return game. The 49ers have an open spot at punt returner.