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Updated: August 23rd, 2011 4:17pm
Vikings' Kevin Williams dealing with plantar fasciitis

Vikings' Kevin Williams dealing with plantar fasciitis

by Judd Zulgad
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams sat out practice again on Tuesday and said afterward the assumption is his foot injury is plantar fasciitis, an irritation and swelling of the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot.

Coach Leslie Frazier confirmed the news and plans to hold Williams out of the final two preseason games.

Williams, who saw a specialist on Monday, also was wearing a sleeve on his right knee. However, the plantar fasciitis is in Williams' left foot.

"It's mainly a foot," he said. "We're just trying to figure out what's going on and make sure nothing is going to get further injured."

Williams said he felt he could have practiced today and wanted to play in Saturday night's preseason game against Dallas.

"I'm fine," Williams said. "I could of went (Tuesday), but we want to rest and make sure. I'd rather play down the road then out here right now. I think I've done well enough (that the time I'm missing) won't really hurt me."

Williams, 30, sat out the preseason opener but played briefly this past Saturday in the Vikings' loss at Seattle. "The very last play when he came off the field, he was kind of limping on it," defensive coordinator Fred Pagac said. "That's when we noticed it. That's about as much as I know on it."

Williams believed the injury happened during his offseason workouts.

Judd Zulgad is a columnist for He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays and "Saturday Morning SportsTalk" from 10 a.m. to noon on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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In this story: Leslie Frazier, Kevin Williams