Trent Williams confident he’ll play vs. Saints

October 5, 2018

ASHBURN, Virginia Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams needed only a few words to indicate his status for Monday’s game against the New Orleans Saints.

“Y’all been around me for what, nine years now?” he said. “Go with your gut.”

Williams wouldn’t outright say he was playing, but he has a history of battling through injuries. The 30-year-old has been limited in practice throughout the week after undergoing a minor knee procedure on Sept. 24

Williams had the previously planned operation during the Redskins’ bye week to help with recurring pain in his knee. The left tackle added he found out he needed surgery following the team’s loss to the Colts in Week 2.

In December, Williams had a season-ending knee surgery to repair his right patella tendon, which he hurt in Week 4 of the 2017 season. Before that, he gutted out most of the season, playing with severe pain. He also missed six games because of the injury.

Williams spent most of the offseason rehabbing from the surgery, but returned for Washington’s training camp.

Coach Jay Gruden also sounded confident Williams will suit up against the Saints.

“I think Trent will be ready to go,” Gruden said. “Like I said last year, he played with a far worse painful injury than the bursa sac thing that he had. But, he is dealing with it and we will see. We will monitor him also. I just have great faith that he’ll stick it out but time will tell.”

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