July 22, 2006

Williams breaks arm in CFL game

TORONTO (Reuters) - Miami Dolphins running back Ricky
Williams, suspended from the National Football League for
substance abuse, broke his arm while playing for Canada's
Toronto Argonauts on Saturday.

Williams, who is serving a one-year suspension for his
fourth positive test, suffered the injury in Toronto's 26-23
win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders in a Canadian Football
League game in Regina.

"He has a broken arm, so he's going to be out for a little
while," Toronto coach Michael Clemons told reporters.

Williams left the game after being hit by several Riders on
a play in the second quarter. X-rays at a local hospital
confirmed he had broken a bone in his arm.

The controversial running back is playing in the CFL this
season with the consent of the Dolphins. He has 214 yards
rushing on 53 carries so far this season for the Argos, who
improved to 2-3 with the win.

(Writing by Roger Lajoie in Toronto)