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49ers OT Trent Williams not on injury report for Wild Card round

We break down the news that Trent Williams was removed from the injury report for the Wild Card round

Trent Williams #71 of the San Francisco 49ers on the sidelines before the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Levi’s Stadium on December 19, 2021 in Santa Clara, California. The 49ers defeated the Falcons 31-13. Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images

Friday update: Williams has been removed from the injury report and should be ready to go barring a setback. This is great news for the 49ers.

Thursday update: Williams was seen at practice on Thursday, per Cam Inman. It would stand to reason that Williams will be a limited participant, but we’ll have to wait for the official injury report. But, this is good news.

San Francisco 49ers left tackle Trent Williams won’t practice on Wednesday, per Matt Maiocco. Head coach Kyle Shanahan still hopes that Williams can go despite his elbow injury, and said that “Trent is better today than he was on Sunday,” per Cam Inman.

The fact that Williams couldn’t play in a must-win game last week shows that he probably wasn’t close to a return, or he might have at least tried to play. Williams is arguably the best tackle in the league, so a less than 100% Williams is better than most of the league.

Getting Williams back would be huge for the playoffs, and facing a Cowboys team that can put up points in a hurry means the 49ers offense will need to be hitting on all cylinders.

Fantasy football implications

Williams helps the run and pass game more than any other single player on the 49ers, so his presence is huge for the offense as a whole, which includes all of their fantasy relevant players.