The San Francisco 49ers have struggled with the injury bug, and they were hit again in the second quarter against the Seattle Seahawks. Rookie cornerback Rashard Robinson suffered an ankle injury when Doug Baldwin came down on his leg at the end of a play. He was helped off the field by two trainers, and then took a cart to the locker room.
The team announced that he is questionable to return (Fooch’s update: since downgraded to out). Given that he was carted back, I’m guessing he won’t return. He will likely get x-rays to determine the extent of the injury. At that point the team will likely downgrade him to out. It doesn’t mean this is a break or anything significant like that, but there is no point in sending him back out there. We’ll likely find out today or tomorrow the extent of the injury.
In a season with few good moments, Robinson has been one of the big developments. The fourth round pick had missed a year and a half of football at the end of his LSU career, but quickly emerged as one of the 49ers best cornerbacks. The coaching staff has talked about Jimmie Ward being the best, but Robinson might be the more physically gifted of the two. If the 49ers can head into next season with a healthy Robinson, Ward, and Brock, they would at least have a nice base at the cornerback position.