REGINA, Saskatchewan -- Running back Ricky Williams broke
his left arm in the second quarter of the Toronto Argonauts' 26-23
victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Saturday night and is
Argonauts coach Mike "Pinball" Clemons confirmed the injury
but did not specify which bone was broken.
"He has a broken arm, so he's going to be out for a little
while," Clemons said.
Williams, who was not available for interviews, left the game
midway through the second quarter after a 3-yard gain when he was
tackled by several Saskatchewan players, including linebacker Mike
McCullough. X-rays taken at a Regina hospital revealed a broken
"He was actually holding himself off the ground," Clemons said
of Williams. "He was running with the ball and he was trying to
hold himself up, I think. It was a pile of people and we saw him
"We knew he was hurt when he came off the field. It looked like
it was his shoulder [from] the way he was leaning, but it turned
out be his arm.
"You're talking about some fortitude. It's a clean break. He
just came off quiet, didn't say a thing. Like, I'd have been
Williams finished with 17 yards on four carries, including one
run of 16 yards. He entered Saturday's game sixth in the league in
rushing with 214 yards on 53 carries with one touchdown in four
Williams is playing in the CFL after he was suspended by the NFL
for one year after violating the league's substance abuse policy for a fourth time. He is still under
contract with the NFL's Miami Dolphins.
Any games Williams misses will be the first he sits out due to
injury since a broken left ankle forced him to miss the last six
games of the 2000 NFL season, when he was with the New Orleans