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“Nothing is for sure right now,” Willis told CSN Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco. “My mindset is if I’m out there, I want to make sure I can help my teammates and help us win. Right now, it’s taking it day by day.”
“This is the first time I’ve dealt with a groin,” Willis said. “I’ve endured a lot of pain from all the years I played football from when I was a kid to now. Some things my body is able to absorb. This was a little different. It was something new. Thank God the MRI showed it wasn’t something that would keep me out for the rest of the season.”
It sounds like it is a short term type of injury for Willis, but it is the second setback for the linebacker this year. Willis missed the entire preseason with a broken hand. While he is a star, having no practice and no game time can’t be helping Willis’ readiness. With the 49ers in a dogfight with the Seahawks for tops in the NFC West, it will be key for San Francisco to have a healthy Willis down the stretch.