The injury bug is biting the 49ers early in training camp.
K’Waun Williams missed practice Monday, and NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero reported, citing a source, that the cornerback suffered a Grade 1 calf strain.
An MRI showed #49ers CB K’Waun Williams has a Grade 1 calf strain, source said. They’ll take it slow, but good news for Williams, an important player on defense the past three seasons who’s in a contract year.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 18, 2020
As Pelissero reports, Williams will take it slow in coming days, and has a little under four weeks to get healthy before the 49ers open the season against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, Sept. 13th.
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The fifth-year pro is coming off a good season for the 49ers, where he intercepted two passes, forced four fumbles, recorded one sack and made 51 total tackles.
Williams, 29, is in the final season of a three-year, $8.850 million contract with the 49ers.
The 49ers lost second-year wide receiver Jalen Hurd to a torn ACL suffered during practice on Sunday.
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Luckily for coach Kyle Shanahan and the 49ers, Williams injury isn’t nearly as serious and he should be ready to go when the 2020 NFL season kicks off.
NFL rumors: 49ers’ K’Waun Williams dealing with Grade 1 calf strain originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area