Trent Williams play against the Cowboys was hampered by a deep thigh bruise he suffered early in Redskins’ Thanksgiving Day win in Dallas.
Williams was out with the team for Monday’s practice but during the part of practice observed by the media he did not participate.
Williams said that he suffered the injury on the third play of the game and that he “played at 60 percent, maybe” the rest of the game. According to Pro Football Focus, Williams was responsible for four quarterback hurries during the game and was spotty in blocking in the run game. Williams had given up just eight hurries in the first 10 games of the season.
“I didn’t feel like myself at all,” he said.
“I was really played that the gutted it out and played through it,” said Mike Shanahan. “He wasn’t going to come out, he was going to stay in there. He was hurting.”
Williams’ status for next Monday’s game against the Giants is up in the air. “I’m going to stay optimistic but it’s up to coach,” said Williams. “It’s a long week, we’ll see what happens.
Shanahan said it is took early in the week to determine if Williams would be able to go against the Giants.