The San Francisco 49ers had three safeties break three bones in as many weeks, the most recent being the thumb injury to rookie Adrian Colbert. He had a huge game against the New York Giants and was instrumental in the win, but he’s likely going to miss at least one game as he recovers from surgery on the thumb.
But it’s important to keep up with film study and follow along as though he were totally healthy and ready to go. Colbert isn’t disappointing in this area, leaving a message to 49ers fans on Twitter:
Update: 2 days POST surgery & The thumb (not hand) is feeling great Appreciate the thoughts and prayers pic.twitter.com/xjthqZXR8u— Adrian Colbert (@AdrianColbert25) November 18, 2017
You can see the thumb wrapped and while he doesn’t have range of motion to do much else but give a thumbs up, it’s pretty clear he’s giving a thumbs up, no?
It’s also worth noting that a fan Tweeted at Colbert asking him if he will be able to play against Seattle following the team’s bye week. Colbert isn’t sure.
“Your guess is as good as mine,” Colbert Tweeted. “Won’t find out until I get back to the bay, my dude.”
Hopefully he’s back sooner rather than later. The 49ers have several safeties who are good enough to start, and it would be nice to have more film on Colbert to determine if he is for sure one of those guys. A huge game against a bad team like the Giants is great for morale, but he needs to show consistency before he latches on with a group that includes Jimmie Ward, Eric Reid and Jaquiski Tartt.