Posted September 16, 2013

49ers DT Ian Williams out for season with broken left ankle

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49ers defensive tackle Ian Williams broke his ankle in his first career start and is out for the season. (Michael Zagaris/Getty Images)

49ers defensive tackle Ian Williams broke his ankle in his first career start and is out for the season. (Michael Zagaris/Getty Images)

San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ian Williams is out for the season with a broken left ankle, the team announced Monday. The team confirmed initial reports Sunday night, which said Williams had suffered a broken ankle on a low block during the 49ers’ 29-3 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

“It was an unfortunate play,” 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said of the block that ended up finishing Williams’ season.

Williams was injured on the play in the first quarter in which he was blocked low by Seattle right guard J.R. Sweezy.

The 24-year-old Williams has played in five games during his three-year career with the 49ers. Sunday was his first career start.

Williams was replaced by Glenn Dorsey, a former top-five pick by the Kansas City Chiefs who signed with the 49ers as a free agent in the offseason. His absence leaves the 49ers with only five healthy defensive linemen.


16 comments
Brisco811
Brisco811

Can't hit em high, now they are going to ban hitting low.  Why not just hand out flags and make knocking anyone down illegal?  At some point folks you have to say it's football, not knitting class.

MC
MC

Bad day at the park! Now let's go 9ERS #6.!!!

A.F.Davis
A.F.Davis

Damnit!

Hopefully, Glenn Dorsey can fulfill his potential (Top 5 Pick) with this opportunity.  He started all of his 4 years at KC, but underwhelmed enough to not be re-signed.  I saw some good play out of him Sunday, he was an absolute MONSTER at LSU, so maybe he can return to form with this second chance...fingers crossed.

funtasticus
funtasticus

The really need to outlaw that chop block on the offensive line.  I mean suh does it in the open field to Sullivan and everyone is up in arms, but an engaged defensive  lineman can be chopped by another offensive lineman.  Just a bad rule when the league is look at player safety.  Guess knees aren't as important as heads.

PaulSharpe
PaulSharpe

No Loss...  5 games in 3 years...   #nobody 

DavidHarte
DavidHarte

The 49ers need to remember that chickens*#t hit on Williams.  December will be here quickly.  May I suggest a crackback block on Richard Sherman?  You'd see a standing ovation at the 'Stick.

Carroll and the Seahawks clearly need a lesson in Bay Area karma.

See you soon, Pete.

E Money1
E Money1

@PaulSharpe Says Paul Sharpe who probably never played football in his life. Never mind the fact that he has a family to take care of. It's bigger than football.

olansuddeth
olansuddeth

@PaulSharpe Ignorant comment.  It typically takes defensive linemen a couple of years to adapt to the NFL.  The guy had won a starting job on one of the very best defensive fronts in all of football, so the #nobody is probably a bit misplaced.  Though, hey, you may have more acumen at player evaluation than a successful NFL franchise.

As an aside, this isn't twitter.  Using a hashtag in any other medium makes you look even more like a tool than your uninformed opinion already managed.

Brisco811
Brisco811

@DavidHarteCan't hit em high, now they are going to ban hitting low.  Why not just had out flags on belts and make knocking anyone down illegal?  At some point folks you have to say it's football, not knitting class.  You condone an illegal play as some type of revenge of for a play that is currently legal.  What a pathetic waste of a human being you are.  Please do not breed.  You'll only further lower the intelligence level of the gene pool.  

EricAK
EricAK

@DavidHarteYou have to be a special kind of idiot to wish harm on *anybody* in this league. All of these guys play hard for a living and none of them (except maybe Darnell Dockett) like to see a guy go down in a heap and not get back up.

The league seriously needs to get rid of the chop block. I hated them when Shanahan based his running game in Denver off the chop block. I hate that Seattle uses them heavily in their blocking scheme. But, y'know what? They're effective and LEGAL. Unfortunate that so many players are going to have to get hurt before the league takes care of this.

DavidHarte
DavidHarte

@EricAK @DavidHarte 

Have you seen the Seahawks interior line play since Carroll brought Tom Cable to town?  Have you listened to Carroll brag about their "knock-outs"?  Spare us the morality play.  This team is the USC of the NFL: massive drug use, suspensions, gangsta style...the only joke of it is Sherman's Stanford education.

Russell Wilson has great respect in the Bay Area.  He is a class act, and a very smart quarterback.  But what was done to Ian Williams will have a response, or you haven't been watching this league for the last--what?  75 years?

modsuperstar
modsuperstar

@PaulSharpe @DavidHarte When the Seahawks can actually win a game in San Francisco then I might be impressed. Everyone knows they have a great homefield advantage. I watched the game and the Niners virtually self destructed with penalties. With a little discipline this would have been a close loss instead of a blowout. The sheer amount of drives extended in the second half because of penalties was ridiculous.

DavidHarte
DavidHarte

@PaulSharpe @DavidHarte 


We'll look for you in Dec.   And for Sherman, of course....

You can bet that the crazy Boy Genius will have a homecoming planned after that buttslap.  Should be fun.