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Redskins’ Trent Williams says he’s likely done for season unless needed by team

Washington Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams warms up prior to an NFL football game against the San Fransisco 49ers, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)

Redskins left tackle Trent Williams told reporters Wednesday he likely won’t play in the team’s final two games of the season because of injury but said he will if needed.

For much of the season, Williams has been playing through an injured right knee that will require surgery.

The Redskins also have already been eliminated from playoff contention, which has given Williams added reason to shut down for the rest of the year in preparation for next season. He did not play in last Sunday's 20-15 win over the Arizona Cardinals.

According to ESPN.com, Williams said recovery from the surgery to repair his patella tendon will take six months.

Williams, 29, one of the NFL’s top offensive linemen, was named first-team All-Pro in 2016 and second-team All-Pro in 2015. He also has been selected for the Pro Bowl in six consecutive seasons, including this year when he was named Tuesday as a starter for the NFC.

The Redskins (6-8) play the Denver Broncos at home on Dec. 24 and New York Giants on the road on Dec. 31.

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