Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said left tackle Trent Williams sprained the medial collateral ligament in his right knee and will have an MRI on Monday to determine if there is further damage.
Williams was injured during the first quarter of Washington’s 27-7 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after Bucs defensive lineman Gerald McCoy appeared to run into his right leg. Williams also sprained his right ankle on the play and did not return to the game. Rookie Morgan Moses took Williams’ place in the lineup at left tackle.
“I wasn’t sure how bad it was. It felt bad, but you’re automatically scared it could be something serious,” Williams said to the Washington Post after the game. “I was a little worried. … I think someone fell into the back of my leg. I’m not sure. I didn’t see the replay.”
Williams said he initially thought that he had torn his ACL but Redskins medical personnel ruled that out, according to the Washington Post. It is Williams’ second injury to his right knee this season. He partially dislocated his right knee in a Week 4 loss to the New York Giants, but did not miss any time.
“You never know. MCLs, sometimes they take two weeks. Sometimes they take six to eight weeks,” Williams said.
Williams, a two-time Pro-Bowl lineman, has started all 10 games this season for Washington (3-7).
The Redskins hit the road Sunday to take on the San Francisco 49ers (6-4)
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