General manager Jerry Angelo spoke briefly following the game about Chris Williams' back surgery Wednesday night to correct a herniated disc in his lower back:
THOUGHTS ON CHRIS WILLIAMS HAVING BACK SURGERY?
Well, you know the good news is we'll get him back in the season, at some point during the season and you know, everything right now is ... we have to wait and see probably for a few weeks and see how the rehab is. We were hoping it was muscular, meaning it was spasms. When they gave him another look they determined it was a herniated disc and so, but the good news is we're going to get him back.
ARE YOU CONFIDENT THERE WAS NO PRE-EXISTING CONDITION WITH HIS BACK?
What the doctors told me, this was a new injury. He had injured his back approximately three years ago. He missed two or three days of practice. He had no symptoms of any kind of herniation when that injury occured. He had no missed time in the last three years so it's a new injury. It's unfortunate.
ARE YOU COMPLETELY CONFIDENT HE WILL BE ABLE TO PLAY FOOTBALL THIS SEASON?
It's a medical issue and they're very confident they will be ready to go during the season. You know, we had it with Marcus Robinson, we had it with Charles Tillman. It's a herniated disc. They're a little bit different. The time frame might be a little bit different than theire timetable but he's going to be healed and ready to go.
WOULD YOU TALK TO THE COACHES ABOUT MOVING JOHN TAIT BACK TO LEFT TACKLE?
Ah, we'll get into all that in the next few days I am sure. Right now, at least we have closure with the injury. We know what it is. It's been very frustrating to be going day-to-day and then a week so we now know what it was and took care of it and we'll look forward to getting him back.
ARE YOU CONFIDENT YOU CAN GET YOUNGER GUYS UP TO SPEED?
We're very confident that that is the next step for us. That's the thing we can control so right now we're going to play on the positives.