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Kyle Williams injury: 49ers WR finished for season with ACL tear

An MRI examination performed on Monday confirmed an ACL tear which will sideline the 49ers' No. 3 receiver for the rest of the season.

Jason O. Watson

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Kyle Williams is out for the season after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in the team's 31-21 win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. An MRI examination performed on Monday confirmed the tear.

Williams broke the news himself.

Williams injured the knee while blocking for running back Kendall Hunter on a two-yard gain late in the third quarter on Sunday and was immediately declared out for the remainder of the game. Hunter was also injured on the play, spraining his left ankle.

The 24-year old receiver has 14 catches for 212 yards and one touchdown as the team's No. 3 receiver in 2012, and has also been splitting time with Ted Ginn as a kick returner.

Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports that the team is searching for a potential addition to the roster or practice squad.