8:01 PM ET
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Two more San Francisco 49ers are headed to injured reserve, and though reinforcements are on the way, it remains unclear when the Niners will get some of the key players dealing with injuries back.
Niners coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday that defensive end Ziggy Ansah suffered a torn biceps in Sunday night’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, and will require season-ending surgery and go on long-term injured reserve later this week. While that was the expected outcome for Ansah, the Niners also got some bad news on nickel cornerback K’Waun Williams.
Williams, who was already dealing with a hip injury, sprained his knee against the Eagles and will “most likely” head to short-term injured reserve this week. That means Williams will have to miss at least three games.
“I’m concerned,” Shanahan said. “K’Waun has been battling through his hip, then you got the knee. I can’t tell you how much respect I have for K’Waun, the fact that he’s been out there every week for us. The fact when he was getting hurt throughout that game, he kept trying to come in because he knew how down we were. … K’Waun what