Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams is expected to be okay after suffering a knee injury in Sunday’s loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
Williams says he felt his knee give out early in the game. He was able to return briefly late in the second quarter and momentarily following halftime before settling on the sideline for the duration of the game.
The MRI conducted on Williams’ bothersome right knee was negative. Head coach Mike Shanahan confirmed the he was diagnosed with a bone bruise and would be day-to-day.
“He’s still a little bit sore right now,” said Shanahan.
Jordan Black struggled to protect Robert Griffin III as Williams’ replacement. Although Griffin was sacked six times in the loss, Shanahan says Black did a respectable job given the circumstances.
“Like all guys coming in, you’re a little bit rusty,” he said. “I liked his quickness. He played hard. I thought he did a fine job coming in and doing the things that we were hoping he would do.”