The San Francisco 49ers wrapped up OTAs on Thursday, and we have a little bit of injury news. It does not seem overly concerning, but until we get more details, we'll see what it brings. Cornerback Dontae Johnson suffered a leg injury during practice that sent him limping off the field. According to the beat writers, Johnson suffered the injury near the end of practice. He was able to get up, but had a little bit of assistance walking off the field with a limp.
The 49ers next media session will likely be sometime next week during minicamp. We'll likely get an update at that point, although if there is anything more to the injury, news might leak out before then. Johnson has been getting work in the 49ers nickel defense. Jimmie Ward and Tramaine Brock have been the starting cornerbacks, with Johnson coming on the field as the nickel back. He got starting time last year, supplanting Kenneth Acker on the depth chart midway through the season.
Chris Biderman wrote that he expected Rashard Robinson to get more snaps if Johnson is forced to miss any time. Robinson has gotten praise for his work thus far, with Torrey Smith mentioning him Wednesday afternoon specifically among the cornerbacks. He's got the length that can do well in the NFL. If he can bounce back from missing 18 months due to off-field issues, he could make an early impact.
In other news, Ahmad Brooks continues to primarily work on rehab, while Devon Cajuste appears to be back practicing. Cajuste was banged up previously, and working alongside Brooks on the rehab field. This is a good sign for him as the team gets ready for minicamp next week.