Williams, James excel — then get hurt

They were two of the hottest players in training camp this past week, making numerous plays on either side of the ball. And now they’re both dealing with injuries. WR Kyle Williams sprained his right big toe on a second-quarter punt return, while CB Will James sprained his right ankle with about five minutes to play in the game.

James’ situation looked worse at the time. He stayed on the field for several minutes and eventually left on a cart. Williams exited the game more quietly, but was limping noticeably in the locker room afterward and seemed a bit glum.

The 49ers did not know the extent of either injury today.

Singletary had good words for Williams afterward, comparing him favorably to his main competition for kick returns – veteran Ted Ginn. “I thought when Kyle got the ball, he hit it right away – a little more quick twitch,” the coach noted. “It was good to see Kyle do what he did, but we will have to see how that toe is doing.”

Williams returned one punt 36 yards, and ran back two kickoffs for 42 yards. James, the 10-year veteran, set up a second-quarter field goal by intercepting Colts quarterback Curtis Painter at the 31-yard line, and broke up another pass.

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