The San Francisco 49ers appeared to get through their Week 10 victory without any significant injuries, but alas, it is not to be. Free safety Adrian Colbert suffered a broken thumb during the game, and while he was able to play through the injury, he will miss at least a couple weeks. 49ers CEO Jed York confirmed the news to Jennifer Chan.
Just had a quick convo with #49ers CEO Jed York about the toughness of CJ Beathard. He added that this team is tough - including S Adrian Colbert who broke his thumb on one of the first plays of the game but still finished. He may be out a little while.— Jennifer Lee Chan (@jenniferleechan) November 13, 2017
The 49ers safety depth chart has taken numerous hits this season. They have now lost three free safeties for the season. Jimmie Ward, Jaquiski Tartt, and now Colbert have all been sidelined with injuries. The timeline on Colbert’s injury is still a little unclear. He could miss a couple weeks, but if he has surgery, it remains to be seen what will come of that.
The 49ers do have a bye week, but more than likely he will not be back for Week 12, which means the team will need to sign a safety. Eric Reid and Dexter McCoil are the only healthy pure safeties, while Leon Hall can play some safety in a pinch. McCoil can play strong safety, so I am curious to see if they move Reid back to free safety, or if they look for some veteran help.