The Redskins lost two key players to season-ending injuries in Week Two, so you can bet that they weren’t happy to see tackle Trent Williams leave a short time into Week Three with a knee injury.
Williams was able to return for brief spells in the second and third quarters, but he was forced back to the bench quickly each time. Williams went for an MRI Monday and the news was about as good as the Redskins could have hoped to receive under the circumstances.
Mike Jones and Mark Maske of the Washington Post report that Williams suffered a bone bruise that a team source said was “not serious.” Williams was at the Redskins’ headquarters Monday, wearing a brace on the knee, and told the reporters “I’m good” when asked about his knee.
We’ll have to wait a bit to find out how much, if any, time Williams is going to miss as a result of the bruise, but any knee injury that isn’t season-ending is one that you’ll accept. Jordan Black replaced Williams on Sunday and there was a sharp dropoff between the two players. The Redskins still moved the ball, but their offense is better off with Williams on Robert Griffin III’s blind side as often as possible.