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Trent Williams Will Do 'Everything' To Play Sunday


Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams left Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers with a knee injury, but said he'll "do everything in my power" to have a quick return.

Any time your star left tackle goes down with an injury, it is a scary situation.

On Sunday, the Washington Redskins' three-time Pro Bowler Trent Williams went down with a knee injury late in their 44-16 loss.

It happened on the Redskins' second to last drive of the game, as Williams landed awkwardly on his knee.

The injury doesn't appear to be serious, though.

Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said Williams, who would be carted off the field but later returned to the sideline under his own power, suffered a "knee cap contusion."

Ty Nsekhe would play the remaining 10 snaps at left tackle.

"It hurt, it hurt a lot," Williams told reporters after the game. "I was unsure whether it slid out of place or if it had a fracture in it, so we just wanted to check it out and make sure everything is okay."

Williams, who had a bag of ice beside his locker as he answered questions, said that with no structural damage, the hope is that it minimizes his time away from the field.

He missed the Redskins' Week 6 matchup against the New York Jets with a neck injury.

"I'm doing everything in my power to be on that field," Williams said.

While the Redskins' young offensive line, led of course by Williams, has shown drastic improvement this season over their collective performance last year, they had their worst game of the season against the Panthers.

Quarterback Kirk Cousins was sacked a season-high five times, two of which resulted in fumbles recovered by Carolina, and the offense could only muster 14 rushing yards on 12 carries.

"Extremely disappointing," Williams said. "Five turnovers on the road is not a good recipe."

The loss, which puts the Redskins' record at 4-6 through 10 games, was the Redskins' fifth on the road this season.

Over the last three years, Washington has won just two games away from FedExField: 2013 in Oakland and 2014 in Dallas.

"I can't put a finger on it," Williams said. "We turn the ball over, and most of the time in our own territory. I don't know any team that can overcome five turnovers on the road to zeros. That's a pretty tough game to win when you are playing like that."




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