Panthers RT Williams has dislocated kneecap, torn MCL
Williams screamed in pain and clutched his right knee after being hit by defensive end Zach Moore while blocking for quarterback Cam Newton.
NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported in the late afternoon that Williams suffered a dislocated kneecap and an MCL tear, with team head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion stating, "We are beginning the early stages of rehabilitation, and there is currently no timetable for [Williams'] return."
Teammates kneeled as trainers tended to Williams before he was carted off after five minutes.
A second-team All-Pro last season, Williams is in the final year of his contract and was in negotiations for a new deal with the Panthers.
Second-year guard Taylor Moton took Williams' place on the offensive line when practice resumed.
Williams, 25, started all 16 games last season and has started 28 of 39 overall since being taken by the Panthers in the fourth round of the 2015 draft.
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