Trent Williams probably not playing again this year

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Trent Williams has been dealing with a knee injury for most of the year and has known for some time that he’ll need to have surgery to deal with it.

That time is drawing closer and Williams said on Wednesday that he’s turning his attention in that direction. Williams didn’t play last weekend and said he doesn’t expect to be at left tackle in the final two Redskins games of the year either.

“Unless there’s a dire need for me, then probably not,” Williams said, via the team’s website. “As of right now, I can probably be there for emergencies. I’m not sure. It’s up to [Redskins head coach] Jay [Gruden]. I’ve definitely have got to have surgery, so it’s going to be a lengthy recovery, so that’s what I’m starting to direct my focus on right now.”

Williams said surgery is “uncharted water” for him and that he expects the recovery timeline after surgery to be about six months. That may leave him off the field until training camp before what he hopes will be a healthier season.