Kyle Williams tears ACL, out for remainder of season

November 26, 2012, 9:01 pm
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Wide receiver Kyle Williams sustained a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee on Sunday, a source told CSNBayArea.com. Williams later confirmed the season-ending injury on Twitter.
Regret to inform yall I will be out for the season with a torn acl.. Not how I saw things playing out but in the end I will be fine and Kyle Williams (@KyleWilliams_10) November 26, 2012This is just another obstacle I will have to climb to get back.. Looking forward to the challenge!! Love all true fans your prayers are Kyle Williams (@KyleWilliams_10) November 26, 2012Williams sustained his season-ending injury while blocking against the New Orleans Saints on a play in which running back Kendall Hunter also sustained a right ankle sprain.Williams has been one of the great comeback stories for the 49ers this season. After two turnovers on punts in the NFC championship game loss to the New York Giants, Williams rebounded with a strong offseason to earn a prominent role with the team this season.Williams was used as a slot receiver when the 49ers went with three wide receivers. He caught 14 passes for 212 yards and a touchdown. He also averaged 13.0 yards on four punt returns, and was the 49ers' leading kickoff return man with a 27.2 average on 13 returns.RELATED: Monday Morning Mailbag -- Depth is tested
Hunter is also expected to miss some time with a left ankle sprain. Injuries to Williams and Hunter could open the door for the 49ers' top two draft picks, receiver A.J. Jenkins and running back LaMichael James, to make their season debuts.