The Carolina Panthers announced Tuesday that RT Daryl Williams will undergo knee surgery after re-injuring his knee last weekend.
“Daryl injured his right knee when a Cowboys player fell into the side of his knee. After evaluation, it is team physician Dr. Pat Connor’s recommendation that Daryl undergoes surgery to repair the injury.”
Panthers RT Daryl Williams suffered a knee injury during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game against the Cowboys and was carted off to the locker room for further evaluation.
There was talk that Williams was likely to open the year on injured reserve, but he managed to avoid that and work his way back from a dislocated right patella and a torn MCL he suffered during training camp.
Williams, 25, is a former fourth-round pick of the Panthers back in 2015. He’s currently in the final year of his four-year, $2.837 million contract and set to make a base salary of $705,000 for the 2018 season.
Williams will be an unrestricted free agent in 2019.
In 2017, Williams appeared in all 16 games for the Panthers and is rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 3 offensive tackle out of 81 qualifying players.
We have him featured in our Top 25 – 2019 NFL Free Agents list.