Alabama’s Jameson Williams leaves national title game with apparent knee injury

Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams left Monday night’s national championship game against Georgia with a left knee injury after receiving a big reception on a Bryce Young pitch.

Young passed the 40-yard pass to Williams in the second quarter with about 12:28 left. It was one of Alabama’s biggest games throughout the game. However, Williams took an awkward step and appeared to injure his knee while trying to get around Georgia’s defensive backs.

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Jameson Williams of Alabama injures his knee after a catch in the first half of the college football championship soccer game against Georgia on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, in Indianapolis.
(AP Photo / Paul Sancya)

He went to the ground grabbing his knee and would have to be helped by coaches to get off the pitch.

Williams came into the game as one of Alabama’s main receivers and was going to need a big game with John Metchie III sidelined with injury. Williams had 75 catches for 1,507 yards and 15 touchdown catches.

Jameson Williams of Alabama injures his knee after a catch in the first half of the college football championship soccer game against Georgia on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, in Indianapolis.

Jameson Williams of Alabama injures his knee after a catch in the first half of the college football championship soccer game against Georgia on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, in Indianapolis.
(AP Photo / Paul Sancya)

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The extent of his injury was unclear. He was in the medical tent being examined and later seen returning to the locker room on his own.

Alabama and Georgia were tied 3-3 in the second quarter when the wide receiver was injured. Williams left the game with four catches for 65 yards, leading receivers on Crimson Tide.

Jameson Williams of Alabama is arrested during the first half of the College Football Playoff Championship soccer game against Georgia on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, in Indianapolis.

Jameson Williams of Alabama is arrested during the first half of the College Football Playoff Championship soccer game against Georgia on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, in Indianapolis.
(AP Photo / Paul Sancya)

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Williams, a junior, had seven catches for 72 yards in the semifinal game against Cincinnati.

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