Redskins left tackle Trent Williams suffered what he called a â€ślightâ€ť sprain to his right knee early in the second quarter of his teamâ€™s 27-26 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
Williams sustained the injury on Washingtonâ€™s first possession of the second quarter. On first-and-10 from the Washington 20, quarterback Kirk Cousins completed a 62-yard pass to wide receiver Aldrick Robinson, but as the Redskins trotted downfield, Williams remained on the ground. Trainers tended to him and helped him off the field, and backup Tom Compton took his place on the following play â€“ first-and-10 from the Atlanta 18.
Williams said, â€śsomebody fell on the outside of my leg.â€ť
Running back Alfred Morris fumbled on that play as he bumped his arm Comptonâ€™s backside while trying to cut upfield through a running lane. That jarred the ball free, and the Falcons recovered and returned it to the 37.
Williams returned on the following series and played the remainder of the game. A couple times, he was slow getting up. But he didnâ€™t leave the game.
â€śI play for my teammates,â€ť Williams said. â€śIf I can go, Iâ€™m going to go. I never jump ship. Iâ€™m a leader of the team, and Iâ€™ve got to play hurt.â€ť
Fullback Darrel Young left the game in the first half with a hamstring injury but didnâ€™t return. Young had missed the last three games with a hamstring strain and returned to action against Atlanta before re-aggravating the injury.
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