In his news conference Monday afternoon, Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan offered good news on the health of left tackle Trent Williams, who left Sunday's loss against the Dallas Cowboys after suffering an injury to his left knee. Tests conducted on Williams' knee showed no damage, as noted previously in this StoryStream, but Shanahan received word Monday that Williams' injury is less severe than initially anticipated.
Williams has a grade-one MCL injury in his left knee, which Shanahan called "a good sign." According to the Redskins' official Twitter account, the team will "evaluate his status" leading up to Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks, and there's a chance he could take the field without missing any time due to the injury.
Williams, the No. 4 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, anchors the Redskins' offensive line.
Williams, the No. 4 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, said Monday he is "just sore." He has yet to hear if the injury will force him to miss more playing time, as he previously lost two games to a sprained right ankle.
The Redskins visit the Seattle Seahawks this Sunday. Though a mediocre defensive team on the whole, Seattle has the league's No. 3 defense against the run, allowing just 3.5 yards per carry and surrendering just five touchdowns on the ground this season. Having their top offensive lineman available against such a stout defensive front would certainly be a boon for the Redskins.
The injury woes for offensive lineman Trent Williams have continued. Williams, who missed three games with an ankle injury earlier in the season, may miss more time after suffering a knee injury in overtime of the Washington Redskins' 27-24 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. After the game, coach Mike Shanahan confirmed Williams suffered an MCL injury, though he is not sure of its severity.
The Washington Redskins could have ended this game against the Dallas Cowboys with one kick. Instead, Graham Gano pushed a 52-yard field goal wide right, and offensive lineman Trent Williams suffered a potentially serious injury. Williams had his right knee buckle while blocking for the kick and stayed on the ground for several minutes before limping off.
It looked like Williams had his leg caught underneath him trying to block Jay Ratliff. The good news is he limped off, but he certainly was walking gingerly as he came to the sidelines. Undrafted rookie Willie Smith would replace Williams if the Redskins get the ball back and Williams cannot return to the game.