Skip to content

Report: Trent Williams has bone bruise in knee

Mike Shanahan talks with offensive tackle Trent Williams AP

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.

Permalink 11 Comments Feed for comments Latest Stories in: Home, Rumor Mill, Washington Redskins
11 Responses to “Report: Trent Williams has bone bruise in knee”
  1. cowboyhater says: Sep 24, 2012 2:30 PM

    The first thing I would do is cut Jordan Black, and find a back up tackle asap!! But before he leaves Redskins park with his crap, he needs to go to RG3 and personally apologize to him. Yesterday’s performance was absolutely horrendous.

  2. redskinpotatoes says: Sep 24, 2012 2:32 PM

    Jordan Black looked like a statue out there. I’m sure no one is more excited about this news than RG3.

  3. slomax1223 says: Sep 24, 2012 3:02 PM

    “…cut Jordan Black, and find a back up tackle asap!!” You act like you’ll find a NFL quality back up Left Tackle watching week 3 football games on their sofa. There are many things that can be done to help Jordan Black on Pass Pro, namely motioning TE’s and Backs to the blindside, staying balanced, reduce QB drop steps w/ faster developing routes, misdirections, screens, boot-actions, play-actions, and minimizing obvious passing situations (much like what was done in the 2nd half of yesterday’s game)

  4. dcallstar2k1 says: Sep 24, 2012 3:14 PM

    Jordan Black was out of football last year, so for him to fill in for Williams was a pretty ridiculous decision in the first place. But yes @cowboyhater, he definitely needs to apologize to RG3!!!!

    #HTTR

  5. skinsfan91 says: Sep 24, 2012 3:16 PM

    If we can just hold teams to 24 points, we’d have won our last two games. Let’s go. Httr.

  6. bigjd says: Sep 24, 2012 3:17 PM

    Don’t blame Jordan Black, he’s not the one that went into the season without a backup plan for a left tackle that has never played a complete NFL season.

  7. logicalthinkersays says: Sep 24, 2012 4:28 PM

    Should have kept Willie Smith. I was devastated when they chose to keep extra WR over him.

  8. ham1 says: Sep 24, 2012 4:42 PM

    Misdirection. O is putting plenty of points on the board. Not to say we dont need depth on the O line.
    But this D is killing this team, safties and corners ugh. God Bless LF

    And yes we should have kept Willie Smith.

  9. theblowtorchreview says: Sep 24, 2012 8:16 PM

    They better hope he isnt out for long. RGIII will be on injured reserve if TW is out for more than a game or two!

  10. defscottyb says: Sep 24, 2012 10:04 PM

    I was listening to Redskins radio during the game and Doc Walker kept saying stuff like Jordan Black should not be in the NFL. We need Trent Williams back… thank god it’s not serious. Hail!

  11. dikshuttle says: Sep 25, 2012 12:18 PM

    I’m not buying it. But we’ll see.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!