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Jameson Williams injury update: Alabama WR leaves national championship against Georgia with knee injury

Jameson Williams injury update: Alabama WR leaves national championship against Georgia with knee injury

Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams had to be assisted off the field in the second quarter of Tide’s National Championship game against Georgia on Monday.

Williams caught a deep pass in the middle of Bryce Young, but awkwardly turned around after completing the landing, who traveled 40 yards to the Georgia 35-yard line. He immediately hit his left knee after hitting the grass, and he couldn’t put any weight on his leg as he made his way to the sideline.

Williams was finally able to walk from the medical tent to the Alabama locker room on his own.

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ESPN’s Holly Rowe reported in the third quarter that Williams will not be returning to the game.

If Williams is unable to return to the game, the Crimson Tide will arguably be without their best offensive playmaker outside of Young. Williams was a Biletnikoff Award finalist after recording 75 passes for 1,507 yards with 15 touchdowns in 2021. His receiving yards were fifth among FBS receivers while his touchdowns were third.

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The Crimson Tide lost their second best receiver in the SEC Championship game when John Metchie tore his ACL. Metchie had 1,142 receiving yards on 96 receptions and eight touchdowns.

After Williams and Metchie, no other receiver on the team had more than 400 receiving yards. Slade Bolden was third on the team with 364 yards, while tight end Cameron Latu was third with seven receiving touchdowns.

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Williams’ injury comes about three months before the NFL Draft, where Williams is expected to be one of the table’s first wide receivers. Sporting News currently has Williams listed as the No. 14 player in the class.

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