ST. LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 2: Trent Williams #71 and Rex Grossman #8 of the Washington Redskins celebrate in the fourth quarter of the game against the St. Louis Rams October 2, 2011 at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri. The Redskins defeated the Rams 17-10. (Photo by Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)

Trent Williams Injury A High Ankle Sprain, Redskins' Offensive Lineman To Miss 2-3 Weeks

Left tackle Trent Williams suffered a high ankle sprain in the Washington Redskins' loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday and will likely miss 2-3 weeks.

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Trent Williams Injury Update: Washington Redskins' LT Practices On Wednesday

Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams, who's missed each of Washington's last two games with a high-ankle sprain, practiced in a limited capacity on Wednesday. According to ESPN 980, Williams pegged his health at 70 percent and the two-year veteran "didn't sound optimistic" about his chances of suiting up Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. SB Nation DC Redskins editor Daniel Shiferaw quotes Williams as saying, "I can't watch [practice] no more."

If there's a team that desperately needs protection on its quarterback's blind side, it's Washington, whose opponents have sacked John Beck 13 times in the two games Williams missed. The 10 sacks--and yes, it's 10, not nine, as initially scored--they allowed against the Buffalo Bills last Sunday is a franchise-worst. Though Williams could not have prevented all of those sacks, he certainly would have helped plug some holes in the Redskins' porous offensive line.

Washington made Williams the No. 4 overall selection in the 2010 NFL Draft.

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Trent Williams Injury Update: Redskins' Lineman To Miss 2-3 Weeks With High Ankle Sprain

Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams will miss 2-3 weeks with a high ankle sprain sustained in the Redskins' 20-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, coach Mike Shanahan announced in his Wednesday press conference. Via John Keim of the Washington Examiner.

Shanahan said trent williams could miss two to three weeks with his hi ankle sprain. #redskins

That timetable would put Williams' return at either the game at home against the San Francisco 49ers on November 6 or the game on the road at the Miami Dolphins on November 13.

It remains unclear how the Redskins will account for Williams' absence. They could move Jammal Brown to left tackle or elect to promote Willie Smith or Sean Locklear to protect John Beck's blind side. Either way, the loss of Williams is a big deal, especially when combined with the season-ending injury to guard Kory Lichtensteiger.

For more on the Redskins, visit Hogs Haven.

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Trent Williams Injury Update: Redskins' Lineman Likely To Miss Game Vs. Panthers

When John Beck takes the field Sunday as the Washington Redskins' new starting quarterback--in place of Rex Grossman, a result of a tremendously uninteresting quarterback controversy--he may not have Trent Williams available to protect his blind side. The Redskins' left tackle sprained his right ankle last Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles and is likely to miss Washington's next two games, including this Sunday against the Carolina Panthers, according to Gary Fitzgerald of Redskins.com.

Right tackle Jammal Brown could move to left tackle to take Williams' place, according to Fitzgerald, although Brown "has not taken left tackle reps in practice since 2010." Usually, it's Sean Locklear who serves as Williams' backup.

Williams, whom Washington selected with the fourth overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, has started each of the Redskins' five games this season, and 18 out of his 19 career games overall.

Even without Williams, the Redskins ought to be able to move the ball effectively against the Panthers' weak pass rush: with nine sacks on the season, Carolina ranks No. 25 in the league. The Panthers don't defend the run well either, as no team has yielded more rushing touchdowns (eight) or rushing yards (842) than they have.

For more on the Redskins, please visit Hogs Haven.

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Trent Williams Injury Update: Washington Redskins' Lineman Has High Ankle Sprain, Mike Shanahan Confirms

Trent Williams, the Washington Redskins' starting left tackle, did indeed suffer a high ankle sprain injury in the Washington Redskins' 20-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Coach Mike Shanahan confirmed the news in his Monday press conference, according to Redskins PR.

It remains unclear just how long Williams will be sidelined with the injury. Shanahan said that high ankle sprains tend to take "usually a couple of weeks." This isn't the first time Williams has been hurt during his brief NFL career. He suffered knee and toe injuries early in 2010.

Shanahan also confirmed that guard Kory Lichtensteiger will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL and MCL, an injury he suffered on a hit after the play ended. He added that moving right tackle Jammal Brown to the left side to replace Williams is something the Redskins may consider.

For more on the Redskins and on Trent Williams' injury, visit Hogs Haven.

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Eagles Vs. Redskins: Trent Williams Injury Update, Tackle Suffers High Ankle Sprain

Big left tackle Trent Williams left Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles with an ankle injury, limping to the locker room in the first half. Williams would briefly re-enter the game but was in too much pain to continue and be effective.

After the game, Williams was seen with a walking boot on his right foot. It has been reported that Williams sustained a high ankle sprain – an injury that can persist for multiple weeks. It’s particularly significant for Williams, who uses his right foot planting on the outside as a left tackle. It’s likely that the tackle will miss a couple weeks.

In addition to Williams, the Redskins offensive line also lost center Kory Lichtensteiger for the season with a torn ACL injury. His fellow lineman, Williams, had some sharp comments about the play where Lichtensteiger suffered the injury.

Via the Examiner’s John Keim:

It was a dirty play. The refs missed it.

As for Williams himself, it’s likely he will be on the sidelines for a few weeks nursing his own high ankle injury. Jammal Brown could move from the right tackle spot over to the left side to fill in.

Stay tuned to this StoryStream for full Redskins vs. Eagles coverage. Hogs Haven and SB Nation DC are your sources for Redskins news, while Bleeding Green Nation and SB Nation Philly offer the opponent's perspective.

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Eagles Vs. Redskins: Trent Williams Injured, Cooley Too

Injuries continue to mount for the Washington Redskins. Starting left tackle Trent Wiliams is on the bench, limping noticeably on the sideline. He was replaced by Sean Locklear.

The Redskins offensive line is now down two starters and the results show. The Washington run game has been non-existent and quarterback Rex Grossman has faced significant pressure.

It also appears Chris Cooley is done for the game. He is on the sideline with his shoulder pads off, and Twitter reports say he might have broken a finger.

Eric Bickel
I'm told Chris shattered his left index finger. Out. Phone is slow. Not sure if that is out.

 

Stay tuned to this StoryStream for full Redskins vs. Eagles coverage. Hogs Haven and SB Nation DC are your sources for Redskins news, while Bleeding Green Nation and SB Nation Philly offer the opponent's perspective.
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