Williams (ankle) has already been ruled out for next week's preseason matchup with the Texans, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.
Williams suffered the ankle injury late in camp, and the early out designation is not a good sign for his health heading towards to regular season. The 27-year-old is competing with Jimmie Ward for the 49ers' slot corner job, but health may ultimately cost him the opportunity to begin the season.
Williams (ankle) has been ruled out for at least one week, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Williams went down during Sunday's practice with a left ankle injury, and while the team said he avoided any injury that would require a long-term recovery, the 49ers will still look to exercise caution. This rules out Williams for the 49ers' preseason opener against the Cowboys on Thursday, which leaves them rather thin at cornerback for the contest with Richard Sherman (hamstring) sidelined this week as well.
Williams suffered a left ankle injury during Sunday's practice, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Williams rolled the ankle, according to 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan, but the initial indications are that he avoided a high ankle sprain or anything that will keep him out for long. He'll undergo further testing as the swelling subsides, but consider his status for Thursday's preseason opener against the Cowboys in danger. With Richard Sherman (hamstring) already ruled out for Thursday, San Francisco could be thin at cornerback as Ahkello Witherspoon, Jimmie Ward and Tarvarius Moore step up for additional reps.
Williams wrapped up a career-high 54 tackles to go along with his first NFL interception in 14 games.
Williams began the year as the 49ers' nickel corner and survived a whirlwind of depth chart adjustments in the secondary to finish the year in the same role. The 54 tackles won't move the needle in standard IDP leagues, but it is still a healthy mark for a cornerback. The 26-year-old should serve a similar role in 2018 after the club extended his contract through the 2020 season.
Williams (quadriceps) is active for Sunday's game against the Giants.
Williams had missed the 49ers' previous two games with the quad injury, but should immediately make a push for a high snap load now that he's healthy again. Over his seven games this season, Williams has logged 31 tackles, two forced fumbles and two pass breakups.
|3||9/23/18||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|4||9/30/18||@ LAC||4:25 pm|
|6||10/15/18||@ GB||8:15 pm|
|8||10/28/18||@ ARI||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/25/18||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ SEA||8:20 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||14||54||42.0||12||1||1||27||27.0||27||0||5|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||2||7||6.0||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||14||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||2||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||14||0||0||2||0||1||0||1||0|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|