It was reported Monday that San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Kyle Williams would miss the remainder of the season due to injury, and yesterday it came out that the team will also be without running back Kendall Hunter for the rest of the year due to a torn Achilles, reports Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee.
Source: Kendall Hunter suffered an Achilles tear, not an ankle injury. He is expected to be placed on injured reserve. #49ers
— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) November 27, 2012
Hunter and Williams were injured on the same play Sunday during the 49ers contest against the New Orleans Saints. Following the contest San Francisco diagnosed Hunter as having an ankle injury. However, Barrows reported yesterday that Hunter had actually sustained a torn Achilles and will likely be placed on injured reserve. The 49ers later confirmed the report and placed both Williams and Hunter on IR.
Hunter was starting running back Frank Gore’s primary backup this season. Prior to his injury he had rushed for 371 yards and one touchdown on 72 carries.
In place of Hunter the 49ers are expected to use rookie LaMichael James veteran back Brandon Jacobs, who saw his first action of the season against the Saints. James has yet to be activated this season.