The San Francisco 49ers received horrible news this afternoon as third-year NT Ian Williams will be out for the remainder of the season, due to a broken left ankle. The injury which was suffered midway through the first quarter on a legal cut-block, was helped off the field by the 49ers medical staff. Although a “legal play,” ILB Patrick Willis voiced his displeasure and deservedly so. Whether or not the NFL will take this seriously remains to be seen, but something needs to be done as the system is currently flawed.
With Williams out for the year, that means NT Glenn Dorsey will have to step up. A player that filled Williams’ shoes admirably last night, as he finished the game with five tackles and one sack, the free-agent acquisition will now get his chance to shine under Vic Fangio’s 3-4 scheme.
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