49ers Patrick Willis Has Thumb Surgery

Patrick Willis suffers fractured hand.

Patrick Willis passed on the Pro Bowl, and he seems to have a very good reason.

Willis posted pictures on his Instagram account that showed a cast on his left hand and Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports via a league source that the cast is a result of recent surgery on his thumb.

This is the fourth or fifth time since leaving Ole Miss that Willis has had to have a hand procedure.