Trent Williams on wrist injury: “There’s no need to worry”

Trent Williams, Tom Compton & Kory Lichtensteiger

RICHMOND VA – After re-injuring his left wrist earlier this week, starting left tackle Trent Williams continued to practice with a cast Saturday. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Starting left tackle Trent Williams took part in his first full practice with newly-mandatory knee and thigh pads Saturday, and he was also donning a black cast on his left wrist for the fourth consecutive day.

Williams injured his left wrist during 11-on-11 drills at practice Tuesday, and left the practice field after receiving medical attention on the sideline. He didn’t believe it was a serious injury at the time, and he reiterated that point after Saturday’s practice.

“Everything’s fine. There’s no need to worry,” Williams said.

Williams participated in 11-on-11 drills during the physical two-hour session, but still appeared to be favoring his left wrist, especially in drills against defensive end Brian Orakpo. Williams disappeared to the locker room shortly after practice, and reappeared after a few minutes without the cast on to sign autographs for fans.

Williams said earlier this week that he started wearing thigh padding last season after suffering a bruise, but said Saturday marked the first time in his four-year NFL career that he practiced in full pads, knee and hip pads included, he said.

Much like the injury to his left wrist, he downplayed negative effects of playing with the newly implemented equipment, which he will get to test out for the first time in a preseason game next Thursday at Tennessee. Williams expects to play in that game. When asked if his team was ready for the Titans, he simply responded “of course.”

“It’s my first time wearing full pads since I’ve been in the NFL at a practice. I mean, no big deal, we’re football players,” Williams said. “It’s definitely going to be good hitting somebody with a different color jersey on. We see each other all day everyday, have to wrestle with each other all day.”

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What’s ahead:

● Practice resumes Monday at 10 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. If you’re headed to Richmond, check our our guide to training camp for tips on getting autographs, where to park and things to do after the session is over.

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