The San Francisco 49ers have suffered a pair of injuries impacting their offense and special teams. Linebacker Shayne Skov suffered a knee injury on a return, while wide receiver Quinton Patton suffered a concussion trying to make a tackle after an interception. Rod Streater replaced Patton in the lineup.
Skov is one of the 49ers core special teamers, but also serves as a reserve for an inside linebacker unit that is lacking in depth following injuries to NaVorro Bowman and Ray-Ray Armstrong.
Patton has been the 49ers leading receiver since Colin Kaepernick entered the lineup. Jeremy Kerley was the leading receiver with Blaine Gabbert, but that has changed. Patton will have to clear through the concussion protocol this week if he wants to play next week against the Chicago Bears. The protocol requires a player be asymptomatic at rest, and then after exertion, before facing a contact test at the end of the week.
The 49ers will travel to Orlando after this week, and spend the week there before traveling to face the Chicago Bears in Week 13.