Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams, who had wrist surgery last week, did not practice on Monday but said he expects to play on Sunday against his former team, the Houston Texans, the Buffalo News reported.
Williams, who spoke to reporters on Monday for the first time since reports of his surgery surfaced, said his left wrist already feels "way better" after having arthroscopic surgery last week. He does not expect to practice until Wednesday.
"I just had it cleaned up," Williams said, according to the News. "From whenever I got injured earlier on in the year, a bunch of junk and stuff that was in there. That was the reason I couldn't have any motion."
The injury had been bothering him since the final preseason game. Williams said the initial prognosis was that it would be completely healed in four to six weeks, but it never got better.
The Bills signed Williams in March to a six-year contract worth as much as $100 million. He has blamed the wrist injury for his lack of production. He has 3.5 sacks this season.
Bills right guard Kraig Urbik was involved. He has missed three straight games with an ankle injury, but said he will play Sunday.