Seattle, WA, United States (4E Sports) – The San Francisco 49ers were so battered in their 29-3 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, four of their starters failed to finish the game due to injuries.
Nose tackle Ian Williams suffered an ankle injury, safety Eric Reid sustained a concussion, tight end Vernon Davis had an injured hamstring and defensive tackle Ray McDonald hurt his knee during the game.
Among the four, Williams’ injury is the most serious as he sustained a broken ankle in his first career start.
The 24-year-old Williams hurt his ankle when he was engaged with a blocker and was cut block by Seahawks guard J.R. Sweezy, whose helmet hit the nose tackle around the back his left knee.
Williams was replaced by five-year veteran Glenn Dorsey, who had a first-quarter sack of Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson. Dorsey, who signed with the 49ers in March, has made 65 career starts.
The 49ers have four healthy defensive linemen on their roster: Dorsey, Justin Smith, Tony Jerod-Eddie and Demarcus Dobbs.
Reid left in the third quarter after a big collision with Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice while Davis and McDonald left the game in the fourth quarter and the severity of their injuries is unknown.