Former NFL wide receiver Mike Williams is still responsive and was taken off life support earlier this week.
Tierney Lyle, the mother of Williams’ eight-year-old daughter, told WIVB in Buffalo that Williams had his ventilator removed on Thursday evening. Williams is recovering from serious injuries he suffered in a construction accident on Aug. 21.
“We need prayer warriors to continue praying and spread the word,” Lyle told the media outlet. “He goes hard in everything he does. He doesn’t give up easily at all.”
Earlier this week, reports surfaced claiming that Williams had succumbed to his injury. Fortunately, this turned out to be completely untrue, with his agent confirming to Michael Schwartz of WKBW that he was still alive.
The 36-year-old Williams played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2010 to 2013 and for the Buffalo Bills in 2014. Williams had his best season as a rookie in 2010, compiling 65 receptions for 964 yards and 11 touchdowns. In 2012, he recorded a career-high 996 receiving yards.
Our thoughts and prayers remain with Williams, his family and friends. Here’s hoping for a safe and speedy recovery.
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