49ers' Will Tukuafu suffers gruesome leg injury, ruled out

Will Tukafu suffered an ugly injury Sunday and is questionable to return.
Will Tukafu suffered an ugly injury Sunday and is out Sunday. (USATSI)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The first reception in the career of 49ers fullback Will Tukuafu ended quite poorly. After catching the ball, Tukuafu suffered an ugly leg injury and is out with a knee injury.

Tukuafu was initially ruled "questionable to return" by the 49ers, which seemed a bit odd, given the way that his injury looked when he suffered it:

While he was being tackled by Captain Munnerlyn, Tukuafu's ankle appeared to bend in a terrifyingly awkward way. 

We'll see whether or not he actually makes it back on the field. Questionable seems like a pretty big stretch at this point. 

CBS Sports Senior Writer

Will Brinson joined CBS Sports in 2010 and enters his seventh season covering the NFL for CBS. He previously wrote for FanHouse along with myriad other Internet sites. A North Carolina native who lives... Full Bio

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