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Knee Injury To Trent Williams Could Be Latest Setback To Redskins’ Offensive Line
LANDOVER, Md. – If the health of the Washington Redskins’ offensive line wasn’t already a concern, it’s likely to be now.
Left tackle Trent Williams left the Redskins’ 27-24 loss to Dallas with a left knee injury on Graham Gano’s missed 52-yard field goal attempt in overtime. Williams said he sprained the MCL, but won’t know further results until he undergoes an MRI on Monday.
He was limping around the locker room and struggled to put on his shoes after getting dressed.
Head coach Mike Shanahan said after the game it “didn’t look very good.”
“I mean, I don’t think nothing’s torn,” Williams said. “Just got to get an MRI, though.”
The Redskins have tried five different starting combinations on the offensive line through 10 games. Nine different players have started, including Tyler Polumbus, an offensive tackle who was cut by Seattle earlier this season and made his first appearance for the Redskins as a left guard after being signed on Nov. 8.
Kory Lichtensteiger, the starting left guard, is done for the season after tearing ligaments in his right knee against Philadelphia on Oct. 16. Maurice Hurt, who started the last two games for Lichtensteiger, did not play against Dallas because of a sprained knee, and top reserve Sean Locklear was limited in practice and questionable all week with an ankle injury.
Jammal Brown, who missed two games because of a groin injury, made his return to the Redskins against the Cowboys and played the entire game.
“He’s pretty tough,” Shanahan said. “He said he would probably play through the whole game and he was right.”
The Redskins also have center Erik Cook, who started two games, and Willie Smith, an undrafted free agent out of East Carolina who is yet to make his NFL debut, on their 53-man roster. Eric Olsen, a guard out of Notre Dame, is on the practice squad.