Trent Williams injured his thumb in last week's win over the Giants. He went to visit a specialist in Pittsburgh to evaluate the extent of the injury, and the need for surgery. Dr. Jay Gruden told us yesterday that Williams did have the surgery and would miss tomorrow's game against the Falcons. He said Williams would be week to week, but gave no firm timeline for a return.
"We have no idea right now. We’ll get him back here. He had it up in Pittsburgh. Once he gets back here, we’ll further evaluate it and see where he is and how soon we can get a little thing on there where he can function.”
Dan Graziano reported yesterday afternoon that Williams will be out a few weeks while he recovers from the surgery. "About a month" could include this week's home game against Atlanta, a road trip against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, hosting the Houston Texans, and Thanksgiving Day against the Cowboys in Dallas. Williams has played through injury before, and could return sooner, but we'll have to see how he responds to his second surgery in less than a year.
The Redskins will once again turn to backup tackle Ty Nsekhe to man the left tackle spot until Williams returns. Gruden has a lot of confidence in him, and luckily he's needed on the left side of the line where his play has been much better. Third round pick Geron Christian Sr. will be active for the first time in his career, and will be the swing tackle behing Nsekhe and RT Morgan Moses.