Panthers thinking about shutting down DeAngelo Williams?

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 26: DeAngelo Williams  of the Carolina Panthers against the Cincinnati Bengals during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 26, 2010 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

The hits keep coming for the Panthers.

Adam Schefter is reporting that the Panthers are “strongly considering” placing DeAngelo Williams on injured reserve. The team’s star running back has been dealing with a foot injury and while some expected him to return this Sunday, his arch is still giving him problems.

With the Panthers well out of contention, it would make sense that they would shut Williams down for the rest of the season in order to not risk further injury. Of course, Jonathan Stewart (concussion) and Tyrell Sutton (ankle) are also dealing with injuries themselves.

In Carolina’s loss to the Bucs last Sunday, Mike Goodson rushed for 100 yards on 23 carries. He also caught three passes for 13 yards although he did lose a fumble as well.

Unless Williams is 100%, I see no reason why Goodson shouldn’t get the majority of the carries. Again, this has become a lost season for Carolina and there’s no sense in risking further injury to Williams if he’s going to favor his foot. While he may not do any more structural damage to his arch, he may injury something else because he’s not completely healthy.

Update: Williams’ season is officially over, as the Panthers have placed him on injured reserve.

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