San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan provided several key injury updates going into Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks. The most notable is that he gave safety Adrian Colbert a very small chance to play in Week 12.
That would make Antone Exum and Dexter McCoil the next two players up for the free safety position. Shanahan also said he was “hopeful” that rookie tight end George Kittle, rookie defensive end Solomon Thomas and rookie wide receiver Trent Taylor would all be able to play on Sunday.
Colbert broke his thumb and had to get surgery. Thomas is dealing with an MCL injury, Kittle an ankle injury and Taylor a ribs injury. Taylor, for what it’s worth, feels like he’ll be ready to go against the Seahawks, according to David Lombardi.
Another minor injury update provided by Shanahan centers on rookie quarterback C.J. Beathard. Shanahan said that Beathard’s thumb, which did not suffer a break, is feeling much better, though he stopped short of saying it was 100 percent.
The 49ers also recently made a move to claim former New England Patriots defensive end Cassius Marsh, who they likely see as more of an outside linebacker in their scheme. I don’t think that move has any bearing on how the team feels about Thomas’ injury, or even someone like Aaron Lynch’s injury.