49ers’ Trent Williams, Elijah Mitchell, all practicing for playoff opener at Cowboys

SANTA CLARA — It’s not often an offensive lineman is in the crosshairs of media cameras at playoff time.

Then again, there is no offensive lineman like Trent Williams, and perhaps no one’s health status is more significant going into the 49ers’ wild-card game Sunday at the Dallas Cowboys.

Williams, apparently wearing an elbow brace under his long-sleeve shirt, practiced Thursday for the first time since getting injured in the Jan. 2 win over the Houston Texans. He was a late scratch before Sunday’s playoff-clinching comeback over the Los Angeles Rams.

A day after telling ESPN he planned to play in Dallas, the native of Longview, Texas showed no hindrance or reluctance to lead into blocking pads during the 30-minute media access window.

Cowboys Demarcus Lawrence balked at explaining what Williams’ impact might be. Asked Wednesday by a Dallas-area reporter about facing Williams, Lawrence responded: “I think you’re trying to ask me what the challenge is that we present. And I’m not going to give it to you today. But just make sure you tune in on Sunday and we’ll let you know.”

Williams is among the 49ers expected to address the media over video conferences after practice.

#49ers practice observations ahead of Sunday vs #Cowboys

Looks like all participating:
LT Trent Williams (elbow)
Q! Jimmy Garoppolo (thumb)
RB Elijah Mitchell (knee)
S Jaquiski Tartt (groin)
LBs Greenlaw, Al-Shaair, Harris
DT Hurst
P Wishnowsky

— Cam Inman (@CamInman) January 13, 2022

That was a common theme across the practice field as every player with health issues participated in what is the 49ers’ only full-speed workout this week.

That included quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (thumb), running back Elijah Mitchell (knee), cornerback K’Waun Williams (COVID recovery), punter Mitch Wishnowsky (concussion), defensive tackle Mo Hurst (calf), safeties Jaquiski Tartt (groin) and Talanoa Hufanga (knee), and linebackers Dre Greenlaw (groin), Azeez Al-Shaair (knee) and Marcell Harris (Achilles).Related Articles

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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


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