Found August 01, 2013 on Minus Twenty-Two:
Before you Niners fans get to freaking out, Willis’ injury isn’t considered serious. He’s expected to be back to making grown men hurt by the time the regular season kicks off. But, after Willis left practice early on Wednesday, here’s the news that awaited the masses Thursday morning: 49ers LB Patrick Willis does have a slight fracture in right hand, as suspected. Team will proceed with caution. Ready for regular season. — Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) August 1, 2013 “Slight fracture” is good, though, no? Well, it’s not good that he’s hurt. But it could be a lot worse. Like, on a scale of one-to-10, with one being a dislocated pinkie and 10 being, “OH MY GOD, HIS HAND FELL OFF,” this is probably a three. A fractured bone in the hand is way down on the list of injuries that keep football players from playing. If the regular season started tomorrow, I get the feeling Patrick Willis would be there to lay down the boom, even if it meant his hand be so wrapped into a club that it’s basica
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