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Trent Williams Day-To-Day With Sprained MCL

Redskins left tackle Trent Williams appears to have escaped any major issues after exiting yesterday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with injuries to his right knee and ankle.

Head coach Jay Gruden said Monday that Williams sprained the MCL in his knee and also sprained his ankle, and that the two-time Pro Bowler is being listed as "day-to-day."

Check out the top photos from the Washington Redskins' Week 11 matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at FedExField in Landover, Md.

"We'll have to see how he's doing," Gruden said about Williams' availability this week in practices as the team prepares for Sunday's matchup against the 49ers in San Francisco. "We'll check again tomorrow and the next day and see."

The injury occurred on the Redskins' sixth offensive play of Sunday's 27-7 loss to the Buccaneers after Tampa Bay defensive tackle Gerald McCoy fell on Williams' right leg.

Williams was replaced by rookie tackle Morgan Moses, who would be making his first-career start on Sunday if Williams is unable to go.

"If the trainers say [Williams] is healthy enough to go and Trent says he can go, he will go," Gruden said. "But if he feels not ready then Morgan will have to play, and Morgan did a fine job in his absence."

Gruden said the team "feels good" about Moses, "but obviously Trent is one of our captains and one of the best tackles in the NFL."

"We need him, but if he is not good, we will obviously not play him" Gruden said. "But that will come down to the trainers and Trent later in the week."

Other bumps, bruises
Williams wasn't the only Redskins player receiving treatment at the team facility on Monday.

Gruden said defensive lineman Chris Baker suffered a sternoclavicular (SC) joint sprain in Sunday's game, and is also listed as day-to-day.

Guard Shawn Lauvao, meanwhile, suffered a concussion and is "going through the concussion protocol," tight end Jordan Reed has a hamstring sprain and outside linebacker Trent Murphy suffered a "PCL partial tear."

"[It's] something he can play with if he can deal with a little bit of the pain," Gruden said of Murphy's injury. "Everybody else should be OK."




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