The Redskins received positive news about the knee injury left guard Trent Williams suffered in Sundays loss to the Bengals.The update on ailing wide receiver Pierre Garon, however, was not as encouraging.
The MRI on Williams right knee came back negative, Coach Mike Shanahan confirmed Monday afternoon. Asked if the injury is a bone bruise, Shanahan said, Yes.
Still a little bit sore right now, the coach added. So it will be a day-by-day evaluation.
Williams was injured as he threw a block on Cincinnati defensive end Michael Johnson in the first quarter of the Redskins' 38-31 defeat. Williams knee appeared to buckle as he was driven into the ground by Johnson.
It could be argued that Williams is the second most important player on the Redskins offense, which leads the league in scoring with 99 points after three games, because he guards quarterback Robert Griffin III's blindside.
If Williams does not suit up Sunday in Tampa, backup Jordan Black is expected to replace him in the lineup.
Williams did not speak to reporters, but was spotted wearing a brace on his right knee and walking with a pronounced limp.
As for Garon, Shanahan said he does not know if the wide receiver will practice Wednesday. Garon has missed the past two games with an injury between the big toe and ball of his foot that he suffered in New Orleans.
I really dont know, Shanahan said. Hes getting treatment everyday and Im hoping he gets on the practice field on Wednesday and hes feeling a lot better and will be ready to play. But I cant tell you at this point.