Williams ACL surgery called successful

Freshman running back Toney Williams underwent successful ACL reconstruction surgery on his right knee on Wednesday at UT Medical Center, Tennessee head athletic trainer Jason McVeigh said in a UT sports information office release.

The procedure was performed by Drs. Greg Mathien and Russ Betcher of Knoxville Orthopedic Clinic.

Williams hurt his knee during voluntary workouts last month. The Alpharetta, Ga., native will miss the 2009 season but is expected to return to full strength in time for Tennessee’s 2010 spring drills.

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Bigger_Al writes:

"Successful" beats "Disaster" when it comes to ACL surgeries...

OrangeCrush writes:

Get well Toney. You'll be stronger and faster in 2010. God has a reason for everything...

byobbio writes:

That's sad. Hope he didn't get a staph infection. This was my pick for surprise of next year. He is so perfect for CLK's offense. WE'll see in a year! Good luck Toney!
BYOBBIO

GREATVOLSAFIRE writes:

Now the hard work starts. Get well we need ya!

crimsonviper writes:

Good deal for him.Hopefully he comes back 100%. I enjoy watching the players come back for things like this. It shows true desire to play the game.Hope to see him on the field next year.

al2476 writes:

Get well big fellow and be a part of a championship in football of the SEC next year. Keep your chin up and work with the docs and Ausmus in the weight room.

gavol74 writes:

I Really liked what I saw from him in the spring game... has potential to be a studd.....good luck Get well soon...

gohawks1 writes:

in response to gavol74:

I Really liked what I saw from him in the spring game... has potential to be a studd.....good luck Get well soon...

Agreed. He was impressive during spring drills. He'll be back, hopefully better than before.

10cvolnga writes:

Toney, good luck on your rehab. You really looked promising in spring drills. Overall, you will be one year bigger & stronger! Use the time to your advantage -- 2010 will be here before you know it!

RoadTrip writes:

I really like the way Toney runs the ball and pray for his full recovery. Want to see him back out there and successful.

ColeTrickle writes:

in response to RoadTrip:

I really like the way Toney runs the ball and pray for his full recovery. Want to see him back out there and successful.

Me too! he runs a bit upright at times but has great speed for a big running back, he hits the hole really quick for a 230lber. he keeps his legs churning through initial contact and is definitely a load for just one guy to bring down. we need him, hope he has a great recovery! i assume he was redshirted....

kiffownsfla writes:

Cant view comments guys.

DuckRiverVol writes:

Best of luck... Come back even faster and stronger!! Go Vols!

miamiVOL writes:

good luck on your rehab- with this injury it looks like Poole and Oku will get a good shot to make an impact this year

(Obviously Brown and Hardesty are going to the be the work horses)

Major_Magilicutty writes:

Do you guys ever kinda get the feeling like CLK was leading Hardesty on? Everyone, including Berry, worked their arses off this offseason, but it always seemed like Hardest was given a lot of slack in the rope.

I've been a huge Hardesty fan, just from a vantage point on his desire to play for the Vols, but I can't help this sense of foreboding that, as soon as BB and OKU step on campus, Hardesty's game worthy performances will be for naught.

givehim6 writes:

Only good thing about all this is he got reconstructive surgery done before season starts, will get a red shirt, have a whole year to rehab, and be good to go for 2010. Best of luck Tony.

USNVOL writes:

Best of luck Toney,get well soon.
Go Vols

Gator_Hater (Inactive) writes:

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I've got two questions for you.

1. What does this have to do with Toney Williams?

2. Who cares?

Gator_Hater (Inactive) writes:

in response to Major_Magilicutty:

Do you guys ever kinda get the feeling like CLK was leading Hardesty on? Everyone, including Berry, worked their arses off this offseason, but it always seemed like Hardest was given a lot of slack in the rope.

I've been a huge Hardesty fan, just from a vantage point on his desire to play for the Vols, but I can't help this sense of foreboding that, as soon as BB and OKU step on campus, Hardesty's game worthy performances will be for naught.

IMHO, if Hardesty can stay healthy, I think we could have another Travis Stephens on our hand. How may people gave him a chance when we brought in Jabari Davis and Cedric Houston? One of the best season-long performances I've ever seen by a Vols running back, capped off by the most dominant running performance against University of Felons this decade!

1963volfan writes:

Keep you"re head up young man a wise man once said."What dont kill us makes us stronger" We are praying for you to get stronger. GO VOLS!!!!

TnScooby writes:

Good luck in your rehab Toney and come back strong!!

Volunteer-Varmint writes:

in response to Gator_Hater:

I've got two questions for you.

1. What does this have to do with Toney Williams?

2. Who cares?

Well said GH. And to think he calls us T TARDS!!

HtownVol writes:

So on ESPN it says that USC carolina.. has reported 14 secondary violations in the past 6 months. Isnt that more that UT? Why does everyone in the country talk shart about Tenn when if its another school its no big deal. The joke has been what did Kiffin violate this week. But, we have done no worse that most SEC schools.

Anyway, Go Vols!! If Crompton can be a leader tbhis year we will surprise a lot of teams.

Orangeblood13 writes:

we got fepth here, now we have another horse in the stable for next year.

If this happens to one of our QB's we in trouble.

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