The Washington Times - August 16, 2012, 03:35PM

Left tackle Trent Williams (bone bruise, left foot) and left guard Maurice Hurt (left knee tendon) likely will play against Chicago on Saturday, coach Mike Shanahan said.

For Williams, playing with his teammates is a matter of leadership.


“It has healed, not 100 percent, but it’s not a huge problem for me anymore,” Williams said. “Of course if it gets stepped on it may hurt or might ache, but other than that I’m fine.

“Being one of the leaders of this offense, I feel it’s my duty to be out there with the team. If I’m not only out there but for 10 plays, I feel like I need to be out there to help set the tone. We’re a young offense trying to get direction, and I feel I can help us get that.”

Right guard Chris Chester (sprained left ankle) might play.

“He looked better, but to ay he could [play] right now I think would be a little premature,” Shanahan said.

Outside linebacker Markus White will not play after he fractured a rib and bruised his kidney during Wednesday’s practice. “There’s a chance he could play [Aug. 25] vs. Indy,” Shanahan said.

Wide receiver Darius Hanks, who recently was waived/injured, had surgery to repair a serious injury to his sternum and clavicle. He’ll need up to seven months to recover.