Trent Williams pulls out of Pro Bowl with injury

January 25, 2013
Trent Williams
Trent Williams was selected to his first Pro Bowl. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Redskins left tackle Trent Williams will not appear in the Pro Bowl on Sunday, and instead will be replaced by Minnesota rookie tackle Matt Kalil, the Vikings announced.

The Vikings press release said that Williams will not play because of an injury, but the Redskins didn’t supply any information on what had happened.

A league source confirmed that Williams did pull out of the Pro Bowl because of an injury, but didn’t have specifics on what happened.

Williams had been in Hawaii all week, practicing for his first Pro Bowl. He played through thigh, knee and ankle injuries for much of the season, but continued to perform at a high level.

Williams this season had redeemed himself after missing the final four games of 2011 for failing multiple drug tests for marijuana use. After observing his maturity and leadership during the offseason program, Redskins players voted Williams as one of their team captains.

Williams now joins Robert Griffin III as the second Redskins player who was selected to the Pro Bowl only to withdraw because of injury. Teammates London Fletcher, Ryan Kerrigan and Lorenzo Alexander are still expected to play.

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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