The Redskins apparently inquired about a third-party investigation into the medical care of Williams, who has just one year remaining on his contract after this season. Team doctors reassured Williams that it "wasn't that serious".
Williams had a growth removed from his head this offseason and doctors were concerned it was a malignant tumor, which was removed without incident.
The feud between Trent Williams and the Washington Redskins has taken another turn. Williams has since received treatment and been cleared to return to practice, but made it clear in speaking to media members last week that he is angry and no longer trusts the organization. The offensive tackle added that he still experiences pain related to the surgery. I was told it was something minor, so I didn't really question it. 'It was concerning, but there was no pain involved, and if I'm being told by the very people I put my career in the hands of, people are telling me I'm fine, I'm fine, ' he said.More news: Police name the 39 victims found dead in Essex lorry
Williams holdout was not entirely the outcome of the misdiagnosis.
The Redskins have been accused of smearing Williams name and credibility which lead to this statement from the NFLPA. In the statement, the team said it continues to "prioritize the health and well-being of our players and staff'".
When Williams asked to be sent to a dermatologist in 2016, he says he was again told the growth was a cyst and nothing to worry about.More news: Here’s John Legend & Kelly Clarkson’s Woke "Baby, It’s Cold Outside" Remake
"I don't know what options I have, I will probably lean on the [players association] for that", Williams said. His five-year, $66 million deal - which would have tolled if he did not report to the team - expires after the 2020 season, and he is scheduled to make $12.5 million in base salary next season.
Williams has appeared in 120 games with Washington since being drafted out of Oklahoma in 2010. Instead, the seven-time Pro Bowler ended his holdout and returned to the team's facility.More news: Supreme Court to pronounce verdict on Ayodhya dispute tomorrow