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Trent Williams Sustains Right Knee Injury In Redskins’ Loss

By ZAC BOYER

zboyer@freelancestar.com | @ZacBoyer

LANDOVER, Md. – Trent Williams sustained an undisclosed right knee injury early in the Washington Redskins’ loss to Cincinnati on Sunday and was scheduled to undergo an MRI later that night.

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Williams, the Redskins’ left tackle, was injured on his team’s second offensive play when he was trying to block Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson. He attempted to return on multiple occasions, but was out of the game for good after the fourth play of the third quarter.

“I mean, I could go left,” Williams said. “I just had trouble going right. Didn’t really want to risk giving up a big quarterback hit.”

Jordan Black, who was out of the league last year and planned to retire before the Redskins signed him early in training camp, filled in at left tackle when Williams couldn’t play.

“You can make excuses and say it’s tough, but it’s what I prepare, it’s what we prepare for, and you’ve just got to be ready to get it done when it happens,” Black said.

Maurice Hurt, a seventh-round draft pick last year who spent much of the season starting for the then-injured Kory Lichtensteiger at left guard, is the Redskins’ emergency left tackle. The 6-foot-3, 329-pound Hurt began working at tackle during training camp, but that plan ended when Lichtensteiger required arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.

Williams played in only 10 games last season. He sustained a high right ankle sprain early in the season, forcing him from two games, and was suspended for the final four by the league after failing a drug test.

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