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Trent Williams is back at Redskins practice after hospital scare

Redskins left tackle Trent Williams has been cleared to practice after being taken to the hospital after a Thanksgiving loss to the Dallas Cowboys. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Washington Redskins tackle Trent Williams practiced Monday and has been fully cleared after being taken to the hospital in an ambulance following the team’s game at Dallas on Thanksgiving.

Williams said the medical staff was worried that he had suffered a bruised liver in the team’s 31-23 loss to the Cowboys, but that wasn’t the case. He had a bruised rib diagnosed.

“I was a tad bit dehydrated, so I was a little lightheaded and stuff,” Williams said. “They just wanted to be safe [rather] than sorry.”

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The six-time Pro Bowler also said that his surgically repaired thumb is a challenge to play with, considering the cast virtually takes away the use of his right hand. The cast immobilizes the joint, but keeps him from grabbing while blocking. He also experiences pain from impacts while blocking.

“That’s just the life I’ve got to live for the next few weeks,” Williams said.

The Redskins were able to get an extra workout in this week, with their next game coming next Monday night in Philadelphia. Cornerback Quinton Dunbar (shin), linebacker Zach Brown (knee), defensive lineman Jonathan Allen (knee), defensive lineman Matt Ioannidis (calf), linebacker Ryan Anderson, linebacker Cassanova McKinzy, tackle Morgan Moses (ankle), tight end Jordan Reed and tight end Jeremy Sprinkle did not participate during the portion of practice open to the media. Coach Jay Gruden and the team were not obligated to give an injury report with the game being played Monday, so the extent and specifics of each injury aren’t known.

Running back Chris Thompson was back at practice but continues to deal with pain stemming from fractured ribs. He is hopeful to be ready for the Eagles game, after missing six contests this season. Thompson said the issue is pain management, because there is no real way to rehab broken ribs. The pain is fairly intense for several hours after a workout, Thompson said, but it has improved.

“I couldn’t sleep,” Thompson said. “I’m still having a little trouble right now sleeping. Hard to laugh. It hurts to cough, sneeze. Everything like that is all painful. On my right side, where it’s up front and that affects your mobility, big time. . . . Dealing with the right side, I really had to give it time given where it happened. . . . It’s just day-by-day pretty much, now."

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