PHOTO: 49ers' Phillip Adams Suffers Ugly Ankle Injury

Now, I know the picture from Matt Sebek doesn't look like much, but the way the 49ers Phillip Adams' ankle bent on a kickoff return was apparently bad enough that FOX didn't show a replay of the injury.

So consider that your warning: if you don't like ankles bending in unnatural ways, don't click this jump.

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Despite the helpful arrow, it's hard to see what's wrong with Adams' left ankle in this photo, but if you squint, you can see that his foot is under a Rams tackler and facing one way, while his angle is facing the other direction. That's bad.

Adams is a rookie out of South Carolina State, and he was carted off the field with his leg in a cast after staying down with the injury. Let's hope this injury doesn't end his NFL career, or end up being as bad as it looked at first blush.

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