When it rains, it pours. The 49ers added two more players the reserve/COVID-19 list yesterday, which brings the list to a season-high nine players. Trent Williams had been on that list as a close contact of someone else, but now Dan Graziano of ESPN reports that Williams tested positive himself last week.
Williams had a cancerous tumor on his head in 2013 and had to get it removed at the end of his tenure with the Washington Football Team. Because of that history, Williams falls into the high-risk category when it comes to COVID-19. Luckily, Graziano also says that Williams told him he’s, “feeling OK and expected to be fine.”
It is unclear whether Trent will be able to play against the Rams this Sunday. That depends on which day last week Williams tested positive, and whether or not he’s experienced symptoms. That said, certainly being cleared to play a football game is secondary at this point.
We all wish Trent a speedy recovery.
You can hear more on that as well as Jerry Rice’s game plan advice for Kyle Shanahan this week in today’s episode of the Stats & Eggs podcast. Catch up on everything you need to know about the Niners in less than five minutes. Give it a shot.