49ers nose tackle Ian Williams coming off four leg surgeries

San Francisco 49ers nose tackle Ian Williams is hoping to return by training camp after breaking his leg last season and undergoing four surgeries, the most recent procedure occurring in February to remove metal plates.

“That’s the goal. It’s attainable,” Williams told CSN Bay Area. “I want to make sure I’m close to 100 [percent] because my position is very different than others.

“I have two guys, at times, pushing on me, so I have different angles I got to hold 700 pounds sometimes. So I want to make sure my ankle is as close to 100 as possible.”

Williams broke his left fibula and suffered ligament damage on a block from Seattle Seahawks offensive guard J.R. Sweezy in the second week of the season.

“It took a lot out of me,” Williams said of the surgeries.

Williams is sidelined at practice for now.

“It feels good, just a little weak,” Williams said. “That comes with having surgery. But it feels better every day, every week, every month.”

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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