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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Redskins Injury Updates: Trent Williams, David Amerson

By on 10/15/2014 12:15:00 PM

The Washington Redskins are riddled with injuries and things don't seem to be getting better.  Starting cornerback David Amerson suffered a concussion during the first quarter of Sunday’s game against the Cardinals and will go through the mandatory concussion testing today. Starting left offensive tackle Trent Williams went down with a sprained knee last week and slightly aggravated the injury on Sunday and is listed day-to-day.  

Amerson must pass testing on multiple days in order to practice fully, and is unlikely to start practicing until later in the week, even if he passes today's tests.  The 22 year-old cornerback out of North Carolina University has posted 26 combined tackles this year in six games.  Amerson was drafted in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft by Washington and has a career 76 combined tackles, one forced fumble and two interceptions.

The second-season Amerson has had a healthy career so far for the Redskins, yet did suffer a concussion last season, making him questionable during Week 7 of 2013.  The 6'1", 194 pound cornerback did not end up missing any playing time and played a full 16-game regular season last year.

Trent Williams was considered one of the best offensive tackles available in the 2010 NFL Draft out of Oklahoma University and the Redskins picked him in the first round, at fourth overall.  According to's Gil Brandt, "Williams will be a first-round pick and can be a long-time starter in the NFL."
Williams has not truly lived up to the hype, as he has struggled with a myriad of injuries his whole four-year career.  He's suffered issues with his knee, toe, shoulder, ankle, thigh and now is dealing with a sprained knee.  Williams has a career eight combined tackles and has allowed 30 sacks in 64 games played. He was voted to the Pro Bowl twice (2012,2013) and was the lone Redskins player to get the honor last season.

After Williams' Week 4 knee injury he ended up not needing an MRI, something the Redskins thought would be inevitable.  Head coach Jay Gruden said Williams had patella inflammation, but there was no instability or swelling in the knee. "He should be OK," Gruden said. "That’s a relief, yes."

As the Redskins wait for news on Amerson, they will also monitor the 6'5", 337 pound Williams, as he is officially listed as questionable at this very moment. There is no official word if Amerson or Williams will be able to play in Week 7.

The Washington Redskins host the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, October 19th at 1:00 pm EST.

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