Trent Williams to miss “some time” with high-ankle sprain

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49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said after Sunday night’s 11-10 loss to the Broncos that the team thought left tackle Trent Williams suffered a high-ankle sprain in the game and Monday brought confirmation of that feeling.

Shanahan told reporters at his Monday press conference that Williams will miss “some time” as a result of the injury. Shanahan said that Williams does not need to have surgery and that an exact timeline for his recovery won’t be known until swelling goes down, but that the tackle could be out for a month or so.

Colton McKivitz and fifth-round pick Jaylon Moore stepped in for Williams on Sunday night and Shanahan indicated McKivitz will be the starter against the Rams in Week Four.

Shanahan also said that linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair has an MCL sprain that will keep him out of the lineup for multiple weeks.

4 responses to “Trent Williams to miss “some time” with high-ankle sprain

  1. I do not understand how for 4 years now, it seems like every single week the Niners have injuries to major players on both sides of the ball. Can’t go a week without one of our best or most important players going down.

  2. You clearly saw last night how big of an impact he has on that line. Once he went down Jimmy was running for his life.

  3. There is something wrong. The NFL has played 3 games and look at all the injuries each team has. This is not normal.

  4. Trent has always had some injury troubles. Look at games played every year. That should help answer some questions in the comments here. Great Talent, all pro, but make no mistake, he gets dinged up every year. Personally, there’s no way I’d play a season of football with getting some kind of injury, so it’s not personal. Though many will take it this way.

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