Report: Redskins LT Williams OK after health scare

Field Level Media

April 01, 2019 at 8:20 pm.

Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams is fine and should be ready for training camp after a health issue that previously appeared quite serious, NFL Network reported Monday.

Per the report, Williams had a growth or tumor on his head that doctors feared was malignant, and teammates were under the impression he could miss the season. But an operation to remove the growth was successful, and Williams is expected to be fine by late summer.

An exact diagnosis has not been released.

Williams, 30, was the No. 4 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft by Washington. He has been named to the Pro Bowl in seven consecutive seasons despite missing 16 games over the last five years due to a variety of injuries. That includes three games missed last season and six missed in 2017.

Williams also has played through a number of ailments, including a torn patellar tendon in 2017.

Washington’s reliable swing tackle over the last few years, Ty Nsekhe, left via free agency for Buffalo. Geron Christian, a 2018 third-round pick, is expected to back up Williams and right tackle Morgan Moses moving forward.