Patrick Willis RUMORS & NEWS

  • Willis, Bowman push last season's 49ers starters to sideline

    CSN Bay Area "The 49ers have a problem. But general manager Trent Baalke is certainly not complaining. The 49ers have four inside linebackers they view as starters. But there is room on the field for only two of those players at any time in the 49ers’ 3-4 scheme. And, as long as Patrick Willis and NaVorro..." February 19

  • Fearing for future, Willis opts for season-ending surgery

    San Francisco Gate "The bad wheel Patrick Willis has been playing on for several years finally forced the All-Pro linebacker to make an extended pit stop. Willis was placed on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday because of a problematic left big toe he injured in a win against the Rams on Oct. 13. Willis, who..." November 12

  • Report: 49ers' Patrick Willis (toe) likely out Week 7 "Don't expect Patrick Willis to make an immediate return to action for the San Francisco 49ers. ProFootballTalk reported Tuesday that Willis has been diagnosed with a sprained toe and is "currently unlikely" to play Sunday against the Denver Broncos. Willis will have his toe evaluated by the..." October 15

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    Matt Barrows @mattbarrows

    Vic Fangio said Patrick Willis' wrist injury does not appear serious. Willis, Wilhoite will be tested by Eagles' McCoy and Sproles.

  • Patrick Willis had surgery on thumb

    Sacramento Bee "Add Patrick Willis to the list of 49ers getting off-season tune-ups. The 49ers' inside linebacker had recent surgery on his left thumb and is now in a cast, as recent photos from his Instagram account show and as a league source confirmed. Hand injuries have been Willis' Achilles' heel, so to..." January 26

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    Matt Maiocco @MaioccoCSN

    What's Patrick Willis' status for Sunday's 49ers game vs . Texans? Coach Jim Harbaugh answers "We'll see."

  • 49ers injury report: Willis, Asomugha return to practice

    Sacramento Bee "Linebacker Patrick Willis and cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha were back at practice today in a limited fashion after missing Thursday's game against the Rams. After a long rest the only two players on the active roster to sit out practice altogether were tackle Anthony Davis (shoulder) and receiver..." October 03

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    Matt Maiocco @MaioccoCSN

    Justin Smith says Patrick Willis will play on Sunday.

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    Jim Thomas @jthom1

    LB Patrick Willis (groin) CB Nnamdi Asomugha (knee) among 49ers inactives; but TE Vernon Davis (hamstring) dresses.

  • Patrick Willis is a game-time decision

    CSN Bay Area "Linebacker Patrick Willis did not practice this week due to a groin strain and might see an end to his streak of 56 consecutive games started. Willis is considered a game-time decision for the 49ers’ game Thursday night against the St. Louis Rams. Teams must submit their list of seven inactive..." September 26

  • Vernon Davis, Patrick Willis listed as questionable vs. Rams

    Sacramento Bee "Tight end Vernon Davis and Patrick Willis are listed as questionable on the 49ers' day-before-game injury report. One player however seems a lot more likely to play than the other. Davis (hamstring) practiced on a limited basis this week. (The only full practice occurred on Tuesday). Willis..." September 25

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #49ers LB Patrick Willis is on Total Access tomorrow so watch for full interview. On his groin for Thurs: "I'm hopeful that I get to play."

  • Willis scheduled for MRI on groin

    CSN Bay Area "All-Pro linebacker Patrick Willis is scheduled to undergo an MRI examination Monday on his groin 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said. Willis who sustained the injury while in pursuit of Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne on a late-third quarter play is not expected to be ready for the..." September 23

  • Patrick Willis: Cut block 'uncalled for' "San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ian Williams suffered a serious ankle injury on what Jim Harbaugh believes was a "legal" play. Patrick Willis evidently feels that the NFL should evaluate its stance on cut blocks especially after Williams' injury in Sunday night's loss to the Seattle..." September 16

  • 49ers LB Patrick Willis has surgery on fractured hand "Patrick Willis has had surgery on his fractured right hand according to an report. The 49ers' inside linebacker sustained the injury late last week but he is expected to return to the field before the team's first regular season game on against the Packers on Sept. 8. Willis might have..." August 05

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    Chris Mortensen @mortreport

    49ers LB Patrick Willis does have a slight fracture in right hand as suspected. Team will proceed with caution. Ready for regular season.

  • 49ers Patrick Willis sustains right hand injury

    CSN Bay Area "Linebacker Patrick Willis sustained an injury Wednesday afternoon and spent most of the practice with a large wrap on his right hand. Willis appeared to sustain the injury in a blitz pickup drill while matched against fullback Bruce Miller. Willis watched the remainder of the 2 1/2-hour..." August 01

  • 49ers' Patrick Willis at his mental, physical peak

    San Jose Mercury News "Patrick Willis said he's in the best shape of his career as the 49ers' Pro Bowl linebacker enters his seventh NFL season. "I really feel mentally and physically, I'm in the best shape that I've been in since I was a rookie," said Willis, a Pro Bowler in each of his first six seasons. "I feel like..." June 16