Trent Williams, London Fletcher sit out practice with injuries

November 26, 2012

Trent Williams missed Monday’s practice with thigh and ankle/foot injuries. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams and inside linebacker London Fletcher didn’t practice on Monday as they nursed injuries on the team’s first day back on the field following Thursday’s win over Dallas.

Williams was suffering from a deep thigh bruise and lingering ankle injury, while Fletcher was hobbled by an ankle injury.

Williams suffered the ankle/foot injury against Philadelphia, then sustained the thigh bruise three plays into the Thanksgiving Day game, but didn’t miss an offensive snap. He still was significantly hobbled and guessed that he played at “about 60 percent.”

Williams didn’t surrender a sack as he faced off with Dallas’s DeMarcus Ware, but he said, “I didn’t feel like myself at all. I definitely wasn’t perfect. He had one tackle, but he was still disruptive. I did the best I could, and it was good enough to win, but I didn’t feel like it was good enough for my standards.”

Fletcher sprained the ankle against Philadelphia and didn’t practice leading up to the Dallas game, but still recorded three tackles and an interception.

The Redskins have the benefit of another seven days of rest before their Dec. 3 Monday Night Football game against the New York Giants.

Williams said that he had no doubt that he would play.

“I’ll be fine. Time’s on my side,” he said.

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said of Fletcher, “I wouldn’t be concerned about London, because he always seems to be there. … I used to worry about him, just like you. … I don’t worry about him any more.”

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.
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