Minnesota Vikings' Leslie Frazier: 'Kevin Williams has no ligament damage'

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier reveals that defensive tackle Kevin Williams's injury isn't as serious as the club first feared.

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier has revealed that a knee injury picked up by defensive tackle Kevin Williams isn't as serious as first feared.

Williams went down in his side's pre-season clash with the San Francisco 49ers after taking a low hit from offensive lineman Joe Looney.

A statement released by Frazier said: "Williams suffered a hyperextension injury to his right knee in last night's football game.

"An MRI exam today revealed a significant bone contusion as well as a posterior capsular strain.

"Kevin was fortunate in that there was no injury to any of his ligaments."

Minnesota face the Detroit Lions in their regular season opener on September 8.

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