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DeAngelo Williams Injury: Steelers RB to undergo MRI, will determine availability for Wild Card game

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The Pittsburgh Steelers saw their starting running back go down in Week 17 before a Wild Card playoff game for the second year in a row. Reports are now saying Williams will undergo an MRI Monday to determine his availability for Saturday's game.

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Head coach Mike Tomlin didn't have any update regarding DeAngelo Williams' injured right ankle after the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Cleveland Browns in Week 17, and, thanks to the Buffalo Bills, punched their ticket to the AFC Playoffs.

The question now becomes, will Williams be available for the Wild Card game against the Cincinnati Bengals scheduled for Saturday at 8:20 p.m. EDT?

Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting the RB will undergo an MRI Monday to determine the severity of the injury. This is standard operating procedure for any injury like the ankle injury Williams suffered in the first half of the Browns game, but the results will be what will be worth keeping an eye on.

Mike Tomlin's press conference will likely be when the results of the MRI are revealed to the media and fans, but Williams' injury would mark the second season in a row the Steelers would be without their starting RB for the Wild Card round of the playoffs after an injury suffered in Week 17. If Williams cannot play, it would be Fitzgerald Toussaint and Jordan Todman who would likely take over the responsibilities of carrying the football for the Steelers in Cincinnati.