FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Boston College starting right guard Harris Williams left the game in the first quarter with a right ankle injury and did not return.
After the game, BC coach Steve Addazio said he might be looking at an extended absence.
"I don’t have every detail right now, but he’s gonna be out for a while," Addazio said. "He’s got an ankle injury."
A fifth-year senior, the 6-foot-3, 299-pound Williams started every game for BC in 2013. He was injured on an 8-yard run by Myles Willis, with the Eagles backed up to their own 2-yard line after a UMass punt.
After being attended to on the field, Williams was helped off by two athletic trainers -- not putting any weight on his right leg.
Williams was taken to the locker room on a cart at the end of the first quarter. After the game, Williams was seen seated outside the BC locker room with crutches by his side and his right ankle wrapped in ace bandages.
Aaron Kramer, a 6-7, 293-pound grad student, replaced Williams.
"That’s a hard deal for us right now," Addazio said. "But I thought Aaron Kramer stepped in and did a great job. And we’ve built some depth on the offensive line. Anytime anybody gets hurt, it’s a problem, but that’s a hit for us obviously.
"But he’ll be back, and he’ll be fine and we’ll get ready to rock ‘n’ roll. He’s got a great attitude."
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