SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks left the team this week after his sister, Krsunthia Brooks, died of lupus, according to the player's agent Greg Williams.
Ahmad Brooks will not be available when his team plays the New York Giants on Sunday.
''We'll keep him in our prayers, his family,'' 49ers coach Jim Tomsula said Wednesday.
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Brooks flew to Louisiana to attend a memorial service. Those arrangements are still pending. Krsunthia Brooks was 40 years old.
The 49ers withheld comment out of respect for Brooks and the family.
Ahmad Brooks, an AP second-team All-Pro in 2012 and 2013, has 12 tackles and a sack through four games.
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