Texans DE Williams dealing with toe infection
HOUSTON (AP) -- No. 1 draft pick Mario Williams missed Houston Texans practice Wednesday morning after a sleepless night dealing with an infection in one of his toes.
Coach Gary Kubiak said the defensive end was OK, but that his toe was "throbbing and really bad" during the night and that he called a team athletic trainer for help.
"I think he could have practiced this morning; I just didn't like the night he had," Kubiak said. "We'll get him some rest today and expect him to be back tomorrow."
It's the second time Williams has had issues with his toes since being drafted. Williams had the toenails on both of his big toes removed in June after struggling with infections after having them stomped on.
The current problem is not related to the earlier procedure and is on another toe.
Williams signed a six-year $54 million contract, with $26.5 guaranteed the night before the draft.