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49ERS NT IAN WILLIAMS EXPECTED TO MISS REST OF SEASON WITH BROKEN ANKLE - San Francisco 49ers nose tackle Ian Williams is expected to be sidelined for the remainder of the season with a broken left ankle. He was underwent surgery Monday. W…illiams was injured in the first quarter of his first career start during the 49ers’ 29-3 loss Sunday night at Seattle. The third-year pro earned the job as the replacement for the departed Isaac Sopoaga with a strong offseason and training camp. Seahawks guard J.R. Sweazy blocked Williams low, his helmet driving into the back of Williams’ left knee. It was a perfectly legal block, which illustrates a perfectly ridiculous problem in the NFL right now. After the game, 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis said it’s time for the NFL to rethink the dangerous blocks. “I feel like as a linebacker or a D-lineman, any cut, it’s a man sport — be a man, hit me up high,” Willis said, per CSN Bay Area. “Hit like rams. You don’t see a ram going and cutting another ram’s legs. They hit head to head, pad to pad. “I feel like that’s something the league should look into more. You see some of that stuff, and it’s uncalled for. You have a guy who’s 300 pounds cutting a guy who’s 250 pounds. Do physics to that. Hit the man up high. It should be a good collision.” (Photo: John Froschauer/Associated Press)
49ERS NT IAN WILLIAMS EXPECTED TO MISS REST OF SEASON WITH BROKEN ANKLE - San Francisco 49ers nose tackle Ian Williams is expected to be sidelined for the remainder of the season with a broken left ankle. He was underwent surgery Monday.

Williams was injured in the first quarter of his first career start during the 49ers’ 29-3 loss Sunday night at Seattle. The third-year pro earned the job as the replacement for the departed Isaac Sopoaga with a strong offseason and training camp.

Seahawks guard J.R. Sweazy blocked Williams low, his helmet driving into the back of Williams’ left knee. It was a perfectly legal block, which illustrates a perfectly ridiculous problem in the NFL right now.

After the game, 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis said it’s time for the NFL to rethink the dangerous blocks.

“I feel like as a linebacker or a D-lineman, any cut, it’s a man sport — be a man, hit me up high,” Willis said, per CSN Bay Area. “Hit like rams. You don’t see a ram going and cutting another ram’s legs. They hit head to head, pad to pad.

“I feel like that’s something the league should look into more. You see some of that stuff, and it’s uncalled for. You have a guy who’s 300 pounds cutting a guy who’s 250 pounds. Do physics to that. Hit the man up high. It should be a good collision.” (Photo: John Froschauer/Associated Press)