October 14, 2007
Boilermaker Sunday notebook
Williams Lost Again
Hard-luck Boilermaker safety Torri Williams has another chapter to add to his tale of woe.
Williams injured his Achilles' tendon against Michigan and appears likely to undergo season-ending surgery.
As of Sunday, X-rays were pending, to determine whether in fact Williams would require surgery, which would seem likely to repair what Coach Joe Tiller called a "partial tear."
Williams missed all of 2005 and most of 2006 with leg and foot injuries.
He's been seeing ample playing time as Purdue's backup strong safety, making two interceptions, 17 tackles and a sack this season.
Teammates were disheartened by Williams' cruel fate.
"It's so disappointing," said linebacker Dan Bick, who's played in 42 games to Williams' 17 since the two came to Purdue together as freshmen in 2004. "I love Torri and our whole defense loves Torri. Our whole team loves Torri and he's such an asset to our defense. It's absolutely terribly bad luck for him to have an injury like this again.
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