Redskins: Trent Williams officially undergoes knee surgery on Friday
Trent Williams was one of the toughest players to take the field in the entire NFL this season. He had surgery on his knee on Friday.
There’s no member of the Redskins who is tougher than Trent Williams. This year, the starting left tackle played through a knee injury that would have kept many other players on the sideline. While it was deemed safe for him to play on the injury, he had to constantly manage pain and pick and choose which games he had to miss. Before being shut down, Williams had played in 10 games and was playing at a high level. As a result, he was elected to the Pro Bowl for a sixth straight year.
When Williams officially went on Injured Reserve, it was known that he would eventually get surgery to fix the problem he had dealt with. It was just a matter of when. The answer to that question came on Friday morning.
On his Instagram account, Williams posted a photo of him in a hospital bed giving a thumbs up. You can see it for yourself right here.
It’s probably a good thing that Williams is getting the surgery done now. The recovery timeline for his injury is reportedly about six months. So, he will likely target a return in early July, but he will have the rest of training camp and the preseason to rehab if necessary. That gives the Redskins some insurance in case his injury doesn’t heal up as quickly as expected.
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Here’e hoping for a speedy recovery for Williams. He’s one of the most important players on the team, and the tough, physical edge he brings to the left tackle position are what makes him one of the best players in the league. He should be back stronger than ever for the 2018 season and we can’t wait to see what he’ll do then.