The San Francisco 49ers come out of their Week 6 contest with the Baltimore Ravens dealing with various injuries. Nothing seems major, but they are worth noting. Jim Tomsula briefly addressed some of them after the game. One injury we did not hear anything about was potentially NaVorro Bowman. The trainers were briefly looking at his neck on the sideline, but Tomsula did not know anything about it.
The running back went down without contact early in the third quarter. He entered the game with a foot injury that limited him in practice this week. He went to the sideline and did some jogging and bouncing on the foot to see how it felt. He missed some snaps later in the quarter, but returned later in the game. After the game, Tomsula said the foot was sore, and thus they took him out for a brief stretch.
The wide receiver had a huge 51-yard catch, but was slow getting up. He later was on the sideline in the final 49ers drive. Tomsula said a defender landed on his leg, and so the team wanted to be cautious. After the game, Boldin said he landed on the ball and just had the wind knocked out him. The 49ers will release practice participation reports Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, with Monday likely being a "simulated practice report", with the team not actually getting on the practice field. Boldin is one of the toughest players in the NFL, so I don't imagine this is a big deal.
The safety left the game in the fourth quarter, and had trainers looking at either his shoulder or chest area. He returned to the game a little later. After the game, Tomsula said he Reid had the wind knocked out of him. Again, he should be fine.
The 49ers face the Seattle Seahawks on a short week this coming Thursday. These will be things to track heading into Thursday given that players just do not have the kind of turnaround team they normally need. It's one reason why TNF is often a pretty crappy looking football game. The 49ers should be in relatively decent health on the injury report, but players are still banged-up, and generally not quite where they need to be to be playing football. The NFL does not care about that given the money involved, but it's a fact of life with Thursday Night Football.