Well, this isn’t good. Oklahoma State right guard Larry Williams arrived to Boone Pickens Stadium on crutches and wearing a boot on his left foot.
BREAKING: #OKState starting right guard Larry Williams walking with crutches and a boot on his left foot. Status vs. Iowa State unknown.
— Nathan Ruiz (@NathanSRuiz) October 7, 2016
As indicated by Nathan Ruiz, his status for the Cowboy’s game against Iowa State at 2:30 pm is unknown. It is not uncommon for players to wear, and even show up to a game, in a boot in order to give an ankle as much rest as possible. In fact, Baker Mayfield just arrived at the Cotton Bowl in a walking boot.
However, the addition of crutches in concerning. It would indicate that Williams can’t, or shouldn’t, put weight on his left foot.
Williams, a redshirt junior and JUCO transfer, was a big get for Coach Gundy as part of the 2016 class, and has been a factor in the o-line rotation this year.
Williams began his career at ECU where he showed flashes of his potential. However, he was dismissed from the Pirates after his redshirt freshman year. He spent last season at Hutchinson Community College where he turned his career around for the positive, and earned first-team NJCAA All-American honors.