San Francisco 49ers right tackle Trent Brown might be the most important player on the team right now, but he missed Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans with a shoulder injury. It’s the same injury that was ailing him in previous weeks, and he came down to a game-tie decision on Sunday. He was ruled out and Zane Beadles started in his place.
Beadles played exceedingly poorly, and Jimmy Garoppolo suffered for it. So, when do the 49ers get Brown back? Head coach Kyle Shanahan isn’t sure.
“Not really,” Shanahan said when asked if he had an update on Brown’s status. “It’s still a lot of unknown for me. I’m not going to go either way with it because it’s been back and forth. I really have no expectations with it. Hopefully I’ll get more information here in the next couple of days.”
What’s unclear on top of Brown’s status for Sunday against the Tennessee Titans is whether or not the big man needs a procedure on the shoulder. When asked if Brown is considering or needs a procedure, Shanahan said he didn’t know. He said that all he knows is the injury has gotten worse between the Chicago and Houston games.
“I know we’ll give it a couple days, and hopefully I’ll get more information, and I’ll have a better idea on whether we can expect him this week or not.”
Joe Staley was excellent as usual against the Texans, not allowing a quarterback pressure, according to Pro Football Focus. But Beadles was another story, allowing a sack and six quarterback hurries. I didn’t think Beadles did well in run blocking, either. Brown’s absence was definitely felt.