Patrick Willis injures right hand during San Francisco 49ers practice

July 28, 2013; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker Patrick Willis (52) stretches during training camp at the Marie P. DeBartolo Centre. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The NFC West has had their fair share of high profile injuries throughout OTAs, minicamps and the early part of training camp, and the San Francisco 49ers once again had another scare. During a blitz drill on Wednesday afternoon’s practice, star linebacker Patrick Willis suffered an injury to his right hand.

The good news for everyone that Willis stayed on the field and there didn’t seem to be much urgency.

From Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com:

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 practice from the field, so he did not immediately undergo X-rays. After practice, he politely declined to sign autographs for fans, pointing to his right hand.

Maiocco also went on to point out Willis’ history of right hand injuries dating back to Willis’ college days, so there could be some concern, but everything seems to be smooth sailing for now.

Topics: Patrick Willis, San Francisco 49ers

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