San Francisco 49ers safety Adrian Colbert was ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks, but will likely be recovered from thumb surgery in time for the team’s next game. There was some hope that he could play against Seattle, but he isn’t ready in time.
The player himself took to Twitter to announce his intentions to return in Week 13 against the Chicago Bears.
“This is tough, but I’ll be ready next week,” Colbert Tweeted, followed by the “100” emoji.
Really, the fact that a guy like Colbert missing time is worthy of multiple articles here underscores how promising his first start against the New York Giants actually was. I’m not crowning him just yet — it was against the Giants, an extremely bad football team.
But that’s all the more reason that I want to see him again. I don’t think Eric Reid will be back next season, and Colbert is a very similar player to Jimmie Ward, albeit a lot more unproven. Ward’s injury history scares me, while Jaquiski Tartt should have the other side locked down.
Colbert could be the truth at free safety, or that game could have been a fluke. I just want to see him some more so I can know for sure. If he’s got a say in it, I’ll get my wish when the 49ers play the Bears in Week 13.