The Mascoutah Indians are hoping to get running back Trevahn Williams back next week against Civic Memorial.
Williams sustained a knee injury in the Indians’ season-opening win against Central.
“He has a really stretched out ligaments in his knee and they’re really working to get it stable,’’ Battas said. “He’s having a hamstring issue, too, behind it. He’s a shifty guy. If he was more of a downhill runner, he would probably be OK. With his style of running, he’s just not 100 percent. We tried to give it a go last week, but it’s just not stable.’’
Williams was hurt near the sideline right in front of the Indians’ bench.
“It happened right in front of me’’ Battas said. “It looked bad. I think since he is such a flexible kid, we were able to save the ligaments. He didn’t tear an MCL or ACL thankfully. I think he stretched them pretty good. He’s a tough kid. He’s an honest tough kid, so if he can’t go, it’s because he really can’t go.’’
Williams rushed for 444 yards and two touchdowns last season.
— Steve Korte