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Niners linebacker Patrick Willis injury could sideline him multiple weeks

patrick willisThe San Francisco 49ers have relied on Patrick Willis for quite some time, and now the defense might need to rely on Chris Borland a rookie.

San Francisco 49ers All-Pro linebacker Patrick Willis will have an MRI on Tuesday to determine the severity of the toe injury that he suffered during Monday night’s game against the St. Louis Rams, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Ed Werder.

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Patrick Willis is on the sideline in street clothes, his left foot in a walking boot.

Willis, who left the locker room wearing a walking boot on his left foot, said after the game that X-rays were taken but he was not sure of the severity of the injury according to ESPN.

“We’ll find out more (Tuesday),” Willis said as he limped to the team bus after the 49ers’ 31-17 victory against the Rams.

A.J. Green is dealing with the same toe issue, and he has missed one game already and expected to miss this weeks game.  If the injury is serious Willis could be out longer, but expect him to be out at least 2 weeks.

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