49ers lose Patrick Willis for the season

The San Francisco 49ers will likely not have linebacker Patrick Willis for the rest of the season.

Willis, 29, has been sidelined since spraining a toe on his left foot in Week 6. Now it appears he will miss the rest of the season. Willis is said to need surgery.

The five-time first-team All-Pro, seven-time Pro Bowler had been said to still need significant time to return.