October 4, 2017 at 5:20 PM
Redskins left tackle Trent Williams is expected to be fine following a MRI exam on his right knee, according to a person with knowledge of the situation Wednesday.
Williams was still dealing with soreness following Washington’s 29-20 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night and received treatment to deal with the knee soreness and kneecap irritation. Redskins Coach Jay Gruden said during Tuesday’s conference call that Williams had previously dealt with a kneecap issue during training camp, and he re-aggravated it against the Chiefs.
The Redskins don’t play another game until Oct. 15 when they host the San Francisco 49ers in Week 6.
The injury occurred on a goal line late in the first quarter when a player rolled up on the back of Williams’s foot, which twisted and “kind of [caused a] chain reaction to the knee,” Williams said after the game.
He attempted to play through it, but went down on the first play of Washington’s next offensive drive in the second quarter to be evaluated by team doctors and trainers. Williams missed just four snaps.
“It just took a lot of heart,” Williams said. “It was painful, but when that adrenaline is rushing and you’re competing, a lot of that stuff kind of just goes to the back burner. I’ve played through pain before. I knew what it was going to take. I didn’t want to let my team down, so I figured I’ve gotta push through.”