Troy football player suffers burns in accident

Published 6:01 pm Friday, July 5, 2013

Troy senior defensive lineman Aaron Williams was burned in an accident on June 29 and has been treated at the UAB hospital in Birmingham.

The Troy athletic department confirmed on Friday that Williams had been involved in an accident which left him with second degree burns. While specifics of the accident haven’t been released, the athletic department did say that Williams is expected to return to Troy on Tuesday.

A burn is classified as second degree when the first layer of skin has been burned and there is burning to the second layer of skin. According to several medical websites, second degree burns often take one to three weeks to heal.

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Williams was a 2009 graduate of Leroy High School. He played has played in 21 games over the past two season recording 13 tackles. It is unclear if or when he will return to the field for Troy in 2013.

A Facebook post stating Williams’ injuries was spread by many Troy fans on Monday and a get well page was started on Tuesday. A post to the page on Friday stated that Williams was home, resting and recovering.

Head coach Larry Blakeney could not be reached for comment.