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Patrick Willis Injury: 49ers Don't Believe Linebacker's Ankle Sprain Is Serious

Though he was seen limping off the field late in Sunday's loss to Minnesota, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis' sprained ankle is reportedly not serious according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com.

Willis chipped in 10 total tackles in the 24-13 loss to the Vikings, and then immediately forced every able bodied 49ers fan on the planet to hold their breath when he left the field. Aside from the fact that Willis was spotted walking just fine out of the locker room shortly after the game, there's still no denying the immense impact he has on San Francisco's elite defense.

The 27-year-old linebacker may still be limited in practice leading up to his team's Week 4 game against the Jets, but this looks to be wonderful news for the 49ers right now. Barring a setback or a conflicting report by the team, the best linebacker in the NFC doesn't look like he'll be forced to miss any game action.

This story originally appeared on SBNation.com.