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Lions' Roy Williams leaves game after being hit hard

Updated: October 8, 2006, 4:43 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- Roy Williams, the Detroit Lions' leading receiver, was shaken up on his team's first possession and left Sunday's 26-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

Williams caught a first-down pass from Jon Kitna on a slant pattern near midfield, and Minnesota safety Darren Sharper finished the play with a hard hit to the neck and shoulder of Williams. Williams writhed in pain briefly before walking off the field. He had his shoulder pads off on the sideline while a trainer worked on him, ...

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