Trent Williams’ status for the Washington Redskins’ next game, Dec. 3 against the New York Giants, is uncertain after the left tackle suffered a deep thigh bruise Thursday.
Williams was hurt on the third play of the Redskins’ Thanksgiving Day victory over the Dallas Cowboys, but coach Mike Shanahan said the veteran refused to come out.
Asked how much the injury was bothering him, Williams said: “Tremendously. I probably played at 60 percent, maybe.”
It appeared as if Williams hurt his left thigh in a collision with left guard Kory Lichtensteiger.
Williams said there are hurdles he has to clear before being able to play. But this time he gets the benefit of extra time, given that the Redskins are playing on “Monday Night Football” 11 days after their last game.
“I’m going to stay optimistic the whole time, but it’s up to coach. I should be good,” Williams said. “It’s a long week. We’ll see what happens. I should be all right, though.”
Shanahan said he had no idea whether Williams would be able to start against the Giants.