Linebacker Patrick Willis sustained an injury Wednesday afternoon and spent most of the practice with a large wrap on his right hand. Willis appeared to sustain the injury in a blitz pickup drill while matched against fullback Bruce Miller. Willis watched the remainder of the 2 1/2-hour practice from the field so he did not immediately undergo X-rays. After practice he politely declined to sign autographs for fans pointing to his right hand. What's unsettling is that Willis has a history of injuries to his right hand. Willis played two full games with a broken right hand in 2010. When the 49ers were eliminated from playoff contention he sat out the final game of the season. In 2007 he played with a cast on his right hand after sustaining a break. In college he played most of the 2005 season at Ole Miss with a cast on his right hand due to a broken finger. With Willis out of the lineup backup Michael Wilhoite took over the first-team reps. He lined up alongside NaVorro Bowman who returned to practice after missing a practice with a sore groin. Bowman left practice late and was replaced by Nick Moody. It was not known if Bowman aggravated his groin strain.
49ers Patrick Willis sustains right hand injury
CSN Bay Area | Aug 1