Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey confirmed on Wednesday that defensive tackle Kyle Williams - placed on IR by the team on Tuesday - is having surgery Wednesday on the foot injury that ended his season.
The Buffalo News reported this week that Williams was suffering from bone spurs that were aggravating his Achilles tendon. With surgery being the chosen treatment, the most likely course of action for Williams' doctors would be to excise the spurs. This gives Williams a seven-plus month window with which to recover in time for training camp in July of 2012.
Williams is the second high-profile Bills defender to undergo surgery on an Achilles issue in less than a two-week window, joining outside linebacker Shawne Merriman. Achilles injuries have been running rampant this season, with most attributing the unexpected upward trend of that particular injury to general player inactivity borne of this summer's lockout.
Having signed a lucrative six-year contract extension in August, Williams is locked up for the long term. We'll see him at St. John Fisher college next July.