Over the weekend, the San Francisco 49ers took down the Los Angeles Rams in overtime to punch their ticket to the playoffs.
The 49ers took down their division rival without the aid of star left tackle Trent Williams. Arguably the best left tackle in football, Williams has been dealing with a significant elbow injury.
Despite that injury, Williams doesn’t plan to miss any more time. ESPN’s Ed Werder spoke with Williams, who told him he plans to play this weekend against the Dallas Cowboys.
“I spoke to Niners left tackle Trent Williams, who missed practice today and last week’s game against the Rams with an elbow injury,” Werder said on Twitter.
“He made it clear he intends to play Sunday against the Cowboys, believing a brace and adrenaline will offset any remaining issues with the elbow.”
I spoke to #Niners left tackle Trent Williams, who missed practice today and last week’s game against the #Rams with an elbow injury. He made it clear he intends to play Sunday against the #Cowboys, believing a brace and adrenaline will offset any remaining issues with the elbow.
— Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) January 12, 2022
An elbow injury isn’t the easiest thing to get over for an offensive lineman. He’ll be using the injured arm on every play to try to keep the Cowboys’ pass rushers at bay.
He’ll have his hands full with the likes of DeMarcus Lawrence and Randy Gregory trying to get a piece of Jimmy Garoppolo.
San Francisco and Dallas kick off at 4:30 p.m. ET on CBS.