Fooch's Update: Rapoport updated, and it appears to be a simple ankle sprain:
#49ers may have dodged a bullet on WR Bruce Ellington. Has just a sprained ankle post-MRI. In pain, but day to day.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 11, 2014
The San Francisco 49ers suffered two notable injuries on Sunday, with nose tackle Ian Williams fracturing a bone in his lower leg, and Bruce Ellington suffering an ankle injury. There was no word on Ellington's status after the game or during Jim Harbaugh's Monday press conference, however, Ian Rapoport had an update on Ellington:
#49ers WR Bruce Ellington is having an MRI done on his ankle today, source says. No word yet on details, tho he’s in a lot of pain.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 10, 2014
Jim Harbaugh was asked about Williams and Ellington and said he would know more later today. When Ellington went down, Perrish Cox took over as the punt returner, and Carlos Hyde handled kick return work. Neither had problems, and Hyde looked fairly solid in the role. If Ellington misses any time, I suspect those two will continue getting work, although the team could also elect to sign another player. The 49ers first practice participation report comes out on Wednesday, so we'll start to have a better handle on things at that point.
Additionally, Sunday afternoon following the game, Harbaugh said Williams had a small fracture on either his tibia or fibula. The team likely got the x-ray done in the locker room during the second half, but probably wanted further confirmation when they returned to Santa Clara. I imagine we will get a better idea of the timeline in the coming days. Quinton Dial will likely handle first team nose tackle reps for now. Glenn Dorsey is working back and could be activated from injured reserve fairly soon. He handled the nose tackle role last year, so we'll see if he moves right back into that role, transitions back in, or has some other role along the defensive line.