Williams injured his knee during the third quarter of Washington's loss to the New York Giants on Thursday night. He did not practice on Tuesday, but hopes to be ready for Monday.
“I’ll probably let it calm down a little bit,” he said. “Hopefully no setback. I’ll probably get it reevaluated before the game and hopefully—I’ll leave it up to coach—but hopefully I can be out there.”
An MRI on his knee showed no ligament damage on Friday.
“That was the good news,” the unit captain said, referring to the clean MRI. “And that’s what gives me confidence to know that there’s a good chance that I can be back out there with my team.”
Washington drafted Williams with the fourth pick in 2010 out of Oklahoma. He has started 36 straight games for Washington and is a key part of the the team's offense. Washington's 415.2 yards per game rank fourth in the league.
Kirk Cousins has taken over the starting quarterback job following Robert Griffin III's ankle injury. Cousins struggled against the Giants last week completing 19 of 33 passes for 257 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions.
Washington is 1-3 on the season and hosts the 2-1 Seahawks on Monday night.
- Paul Palladino