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Trent Williams Misses Practice With Bone Bruise In Left Foot
ASHBURN – Trent Williams sustained a bone bruise in his left foot in the Washington Redskins’ 7-6 victory at Buffalo on Thursday and did not attend practice Saturday.
“Pretty sore right now,” head coach Mike Shanahan said. “We’ll just have to play it day-by-day. I know it will be a few days.”
Williams and left guard Maurice Hurt were blocking downfield for receiver Pierre Garçon on a screen pass midway through the first quarter when Buffalo defensive tackle Kyle Williams shoved Hurt into his teammate.
The left tackle got his feet tangled up and began high-stepping into the end zone to congratulate Garçon, who scored on the play. He did not return because Shanahan pulled the starters after the play.
X-rays after the game did not reveal a break, and Williams said after his foot was “just a little sore, but it’s all good.”
Hurt also sat out of practice Saturday with what Shanahan said was a sore tendon in his left knee. A starter at left guard for eight of the final nine games last season after Kory Lichtenstiger tore ligaments in his right knee, Hurt returned to the top line when Lichtensteiger underwent arthroscopic surgery to clean up loose cartilage in that knee two weeks ago.
The Redskins have also been without starting right tackle Jammal Brown, who aggravated his troublesome hips while running the night before camp began, and starting right guard Chris Chester, who sprained his left ankle at practice last week and did not play against the Bills.
Chester was back on the field for positional work Saturday afternoon but did not participate in team drills, though Shanahan said he’s at about “85 percent.” Washington used mid-camp signee Jordan Black, rookie Josh LeRibeus, starter Will Montgomery, rookie Adam Gettis and Tyler Polumbus, signed late last season, as its top offensive line Saturday.