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How serious is Fred Warner’s injury? 49ers LB to undergo ankle test

San Francisco linebacker Fred Warner's status for the 49ers 'NFL division playoff game with the Green Bay Packers is in the air after the team captain sustained a contactless injury in the 49ers' wildcard win over the Dallas Cowboys Sunday.

Warner fell excruciatingly in pain with just under nine minutes to play. The former BYU star managed to limp off the field even though he never returned to the match with what the 49ers said was a right ankle injury.

After the match, 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters that Warner will undergo tests on Monday to determine the severity of his injury. Shanahan said he thought Warner would have a chance to play against Green Bay.

"I think it's similar to what he did earlier in the year when he had one," Shanahan said. "We are not sure yet. He has a chance (to play).

Warner previously injured his ankle during a game against Minnesota on November 28, missed the 49ers' next game and then returned on December 12 against Cincinnati.

When Warner left, San Francisco led 23-10. The 49ers held on and beat the Cowboys 23-17 in a wild competition with two well-known playoff rivals.

Warner was seen on the television broadcast of the match jumping up and down and celebrating with his teammates after the 49ers defense stopped fourth down with under two minutes to play.

He finished the match with five tackles, in second place on the team. It included two solo stops.

The competition featured several Utah bands on both sidelines.

Former Utah pointer Mitch Wishnowsky averaged 44.8 yards per carry. punt on four punts for San Francisco, including a stick inside the 20.

Former Bingham High-tight-end Dalton Schultz had another excellent match for Dallas in a losing effort. Schultz finished with a team-high seven receptions at 89 yards, including a 38-yard grab, the Cowboys' longest play from scrimmage.

Dallas Cowboys tight-end Dalton Schultz (86) runs against San Francisco 49ers safety Jaquiski Tartt (3) during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game in Arlington, Texas, on Sunday, January 16, 2022.
Roger Steinman, Associated Press

Former Utah and Herriman High linebacker Francis Bernard had a tackle for the Cowboys, while former Brighton High wide receiver Simi Fehoko was inactive for Dallas.

Here's a look at how other Utah bands fared in Sunday's wild card game:

Buccaneers 31, Eagles 15

Former Weber State and Stansbury High offensive guard Sua Opeta started on the right guard for the Eagles, his third start of the season.

Chiefs 42, Steelers 21

Three Utah bands on the Chiefs' active list - along with a couple of training team members - advanced to the division round.

Former BYU safety Daniel Sorensen had four tackles, including two solo stops, while former Cougar and Stansbury High safety Zayne Anderson added one tackle. Former Layton High-wide receiver Marcus Kemp also had a tackle.

For the Steelers, former Southern Utah safety Miles Killebrew had three tackles, including a solo stop.

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