The Washington Times - November 28, 2012, 11:49AM

Left tackle Trent Williams significantly bruised his left thigh when left guard Kory Lichtensteiger inadvertently kneed him while pass blocking on the third play of the Redskins’ win over Dallas on Thanksgiving.

Williams wasn’t wearing thigh pads on the play. He plans to change that Monday night against New York.

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“I’m definitely going to have something protecting my thigh this game,” Williams said.

Williams hoped he could join his teammates Wednesday afternoon as they began practicing for Monday night’s game.

“I’m the type of the player that I feel like I need practice during the week to kind of hit my stride so Monday night I feel comfortable when I head out there on the field,” he said.

Williams said he’ll have to play through some discomfort Monday night, but he believes that’s no different than what any other player experiences this late in the season.

His focus is on stopping Giants defensive ends Jason Pierre-Paul and Osi Umenyiora.

“You’ve got to be good on technique,” he said. “You’ve got to be disciplined. It’s going to take a little luck. Hopefully they don’t guess the snap count too many times. Just try to stay out in front of them and try to stay square. It’s not an easy task, as you can see. They create havoc in the backfield every time they play.”