Patrick Willis had thumb surgery

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Linebacker Patrick Willis joined the other members of the 49ers originally selected to the Pro Bowl in passing on the chance to play in the game and it seems his left thumb was a reason for his decision.

Willis posted pictures on his Instagram account that showed a cast on his left hand and Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports via a league source that the cast is a result of recent surgery on his thumb. Willis was not on the injury report heading into the NFC Championship Game, although there’s no word on whether he suffered the injury during the loss to the Seahawks.

Willis broke a bone in his right hand in preseason, but did not wind up missing any time during the regular season. It was the fourth time he’d broken a bone in that hand, but the left side issues are a new one for Willis. He also missed a couple of games this season because of a groin injury.

There wouldn’t seem to be much risk of Willis missing the team’s offseason work as a result of the surgery, although he may be limited at times once the 49ers start getting ready for next season.

7 responses to “Patrick Willis had thumb surgery

  1. Seattle simply beat up SF.

    Denver will be surprised at how physical the Seahawks are across the entire roster.

    It’s not going to be like San Diego (who still split and held Manning to 250) or an injured NE.

  2. That nfc championship game was brutal! Good game as always to the niners. Our rivalry is the best in sports. Next year is gonna be a tough couple games too. hate to see players get injured though.

  3. Willis has so much heart, man. i want a Lombardi so bad for him, Frank, Justin, Bowman, Vernon, Staley, Donte. So glad those guys are niners, and hope the best for those guys recovering and regrouping for next season.

  4. No It’s funny you don’t know the pro bowl isn’t rewarded on playoff performance, only regular season.

    In the regular season Reid only surrendered one TD and wasn’t penalized once.

  5. I hate the Seahawks from top to bottom and fans included. I live in a non-NFL city in the Northwest where there are a lot of Seattle fans. They just suck!

    The only person I can stand in the organization is Russel Wilson – The guy is classy.

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