Report: Niners’ Willis has broken hand

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Updated: August 1, 2013

Santa Clara, CA (Sports Network) – San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick
Willis suffered a hand injury in practice Wednesday and reportedly has a
broken bone.

ESPN said that Willis has a slight fracture in his right hand, an injury that
could keep him sidelined throughout the preseason.

Willis appeared to suffer the injury early in practice and spent most of the
session on the sideline with his hand wrapped. He was scheduled to undergo
tests on Thursday.

The 28-year-old All-Pro has previously played with broken bones in his hand,
including the 2010 season when he was hurt in December and played two games
with a cast before suffering further damage that caused him to miss the
season-finale.