San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Kyle Williams (10) lays on the ground after losing a fumble during overtime of the NFC Championship NFL football game against the New York Giants Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, in San Francisco. The Giants won 20-17 to advance to Super Bowl XLVI. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
The most unpopular San Francisco 49ers' player right now may have had an excuse for his horrible play Sunday but his father doesn't want it construed that way.
Wide receiver and punt returner Kyle Williams lost two punt returns in the NFC Championship Game Sunday against the New York Giants.
The turnovers led to 10 points for the Giants, who ended up defeated the 49ers 20-17 in overtime to advance to the Super Bowl.
In an interview with Williams' dad and Chicago White Sox general manager Kenny Williams, the senior member of the family said his son was battling an injury during the game.
"He thinks he may have separated his shoulder in the third quarter, so he is in the training room," Williams told ESPN. "That information he has not said anything about publicly and will not because he felt strongly that he could get the job done. There are no excuses; we don't do that. I don't want that misconstrued."
Neither turnover appeared to be because of an injured shoulder. The first punt, Williams let the ball bounce and it grazed off his knee before being recovered by the Giants and the second punt was stripped from him after he caught it.