Trent Williams, the left tackle for the San Francisco 49ers, exited the 11-10 defeat to the Denver Broncos on Sunday night because of what head coach Kyle Shanahan believes to be a high ankle sprain.
Williams had a wheelchair brought out for him in the third quarter, but he chose to shuffle to the locker room with some help. Williams was declared out in the fourth quarter and would certainly lose some time if examinations showed he had a severe ankle sprain.
The Broncos defensive end Bradley Chubb was blocked by Williams, who is considered as one of the league’s top left tackles, and Denver defensive lineman D.J. Jones was knocked to the ground and fell over Williams’ right leg. For a safety on the play, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo moved outside the end zone. Afterward, Jaylon Moore took his position.