Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams is considering surgery on his injured left wrist, reports the Buffalo News.
Williams and Bills head coach Chan Gailey have insisted the wrist has not caused Williams to miss any practices, but last week the NFL fined the Bills $20,000 for violating the league policy on reporting injuries.
In March, the Bills signed Williams to a six-year contract worth as much as $100 million, which is the NFL’s richest contract for a defensive player.
“I need to play better, and I need to get healthy,” Williams said on Sunday. “It’s No. 1 on my point. I can say this and you can take it however you want to take it, but it really don’t matter to me. I really don’t care what you think. At the end of the day I know I need to get physically back into things so I’m not hesitating.”
Williams has 3.5 sacks in 425 snaps this season and had no sacks and one tackle in the Bills’ loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. Buffalo is off this week and will return to action against Williams’ former team, the Houston Texans on Nov. 4.