The 49ers are with out an offensive cornerstone throughout a part of Sunday evening’s recreation in opposition to the Broncos — and may miss him for the remainder of the sport, or longer.
Left deal with Trent Williams went down in a heap within the 49ers’ finish zone halfway by the third quarter on a play that resulted in a security to slim the Niners’ result in 7-5.
Williams stayed down on the sector, visibly pissed off, for a pair minutes earlier than limping off to the locker room underneath his personal energy, declining to journey on a cart that had been introduced onto the sector. A replay confirmed that former teammate D.J. Jones had rolled into Williams’ proper leg.
The 49ers haven’t mentioned whether or not Williams will return to the sport, or specified the character of his damage.
On the play, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo dropped again to go from the San Francisco 1-yard line and backed out of the tip zone as he set to throw, which was a constructive for the 49ers as Denver’s Bradley Chubb caught Garoppolo’s go and took the ball into the tip zone.
Williams was one in every of simply two All-Professional performers for the 49ers in 2021, his second season with San Francisco after arriving through commerce from Washington in the summertime of 2020. He’s additionally the lone returning member of the 49ers’ beginning offensive line from final 12 months’s NFC Championship Sport.
Changing Williams on the subsequent drive was Jaylon Moore, a fifth-round draft decide in 2021. He joins fellow second-year participant Aaron Brooks and rookie Spencer Burford on the offensive line alongside proper deal with Mike McGlinchey and middle Jake Brendel.