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Rawleigh Williams III Injury Update

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Initial reports are positive regarding his long-term health.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I am blessed. The doctor explained that I&#39;m very lucky and should fully recover. My family and I are very thankful for your prayers. WooPig</p>&mdash; Rawleigh III 22 (@The3rdRawleigh) <a href="https://twitter.com/The3rdRawleigh/status/658321003810979840">October 25, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Rawleigh Williams III suffered a frightening injury against Auburn on Saturday and had to be carted off the field after a lengthy delay.

According to the above tweet from Williams and Bielema's statement, Williams did have surgery but fortunately is expected to make a full recovery. We don't yet know when he'll return to football, but since he had surgery it seems unlikely he'll return this season. Of course, like Bielema, I'm not a doctor.

Here's the statement from Bret Bielema:

“Rawleigh underwent successful surgery Saturday night after injuring his neck in the third quarter of yesterday’s game. He is expected to make a full recovery. A timetable for his return to the football field is unclear, but we are thankful that he is doing well and is with his family. Thank you to everyone for the well wishes, thoughts and prayers.”