Washington Redskins running back Trent Williams (neck) is expected to play Week 6 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to a source familiar with the situation.
Williams had been out since Dec. 21 with a torn labrum.
The Redskins have yet to announce his status for the remainder of the season.
The team announced on Thursday that Williams would not be available to play Sunday.
Redskins owner Daniel Snyder said the team had been in touch with Williams’ family.
Williams, 30, is in the final year of his rookie contract.
He had been expected to return in the first week of the regular season, but the team decided to move him back to the bye week.
Williams led Washington with 449 yards rushing and four touchdowns in the Redskins’ 30-13 victory over the Tampa-2 Buccaneers in Week 5.
He added seven catches for 113 yards and a touchdown.
Williams has been in and out of the team’s starting lineup this season.