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Ravens DB Marcus Williams Picks Rehab Over Surgery For Pectoral Injury

Sep 18, 2023, 5:17 PM | Updated: 11:09 pm

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Safety Marcus Williams #32 of the Baltimore Ravens looks on against the Houston Texans at M&T Bank Stadium on September 10, 2023 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

(Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Former Utah Utes and current Baltimore Ravens defensive back Marcus Williams decided against surgery and will focus on rehabbing a pectoral injury his suffered in Week 1.

Marcus Williams decides against surgery

Williams was injured during Baltimore’s season-opening victory over the Houston Texans on Sunday, September 10.

After the opener, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh confirmed that Williams suffered a pec injury in Week 1 but added that it might not cost him the rest of the 2023 season.

After the injury, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that Baltimore “feared” that the former Ute tore his pectoral muscle in the opener.

A day later, Harbaugh addressed Williams’ status.

“Marcus has a pec injury. He’s talking and consulting with the doctors right now. He’ll be out for a while,” the Ravens head coach said. “It may not be a season-ender though. There’s different options that he has. So we’ll keep you updated on that and it’s soon because he’ll have to make a decision soon on a possible surgery there.”

Following Baltimore’s Week 2 win over the Cincinnati Bengals, Harbaugh said that Williams chose not to undergo surgery and would focus on rehab.

Marcus Williams suffers injury in season opener

“Marcus Williams has full movement and the pain is limited, but it’s very swollen, source said. The MRI will tell the story,” Rapoport added to his report in Week 1.

The Ravens beat the Houston Texans, 25-9, in their season opener.

Midway through the contest, Williams was ruled out after he first exited the contest with what was initially called a shoulder injury.

Before leaving the contest, Williams had four total tackles, three solo tackles, and a pass breakup.

Following the Bengals’ game, the Ravens owned a 2-0 record.

Baltimore’s next game is at home against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, September 24 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS and NFL Sunday Ticket.

About Marcus Williams

The Corona, California native played at Utah from 2014-16. During his career with the Utes, the safety had 189 total tackles, 125 solo tackles, four tackles for loss, 11 interceptions, 19 pass breakups, two forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries in 36 games.

Following his college career at the University of Utah, Williams was selected by the New Orleans Saints during the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

The safety is in his seventh NFL season and second with the Ravens.

Williams entered the 2023 season with career stats of 382 total tackles, 283 solo tackles, one sack, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, 19 interceptions, 46 pass breakups, and one touchdown in 86 regular season games. In the postseason, Williams has recorded 40 total tackles, 26 solo tackles, one interception, and four pass breakups in eight playoff games.

Last year, Williams spent time on Baltimore’s injured reserve list after he dislocated his wrist.

Kyle Ireland is a Sports Producer and Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com. He’s also co-host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on X/Twitter (@kyleireland), Instagram (@kyleirelandksl), and Threads (@kyleirelandksl).

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Ravens DB Marcus Williams Picks Rehab Over Surgery For Pectoral Injury