No hospitalization, but Dolphins RB Damien Williams needed IVs for illness

Dolphins running back Damien Williams battled a rough illness leading up to the Carolina game. (Getty Images)

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—It takes a lot to keep Damien Williams home from work. Practice is far from a chore for him, and few Dolphins players enjoy it as much as he does.

So when he missed two days last week because of an unspecified illness, there was no doubt it was serious. Williams declined to give many specifics, but hinted that he lost weight and said he needed intravenous fluids when he was sick.

When he finally returned for practice Saturday, he still wasn’t back to normal.

“I made myself,” he said. “At the end of the day, this is your profession. Be a professional.”

He didn’t use it as an excuse, but that obviously didn’t help him going into Miami’s 45-21 loss at Carolina on Monday. Williams had nine carries for 19 yards and caught two passes for 20.

His counterpart, Kenyan Drake, posted 82 yards on seven rushes and had a pair of five-yard receptions.

It was Drake and Williams’ second game sharing the backfield after Miami traded Pro Bowl running back Jay Ajayi.

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