The San Francisco 49ers continue to deal with various injuries, and they are impacting the first team depth chart.
Prior to practice, the 49ers announced that left guard Joshua Garnett is out with a knee injury. He did not get a “day-to-day” designation, which suggests it might be a little more serious. Zane Beadles took his place in the starting lineup, with Brandon Fusco remaining at right guard. Matt Barrows is hearing Garnett will miss some practice time, but it’s not season-ending. Kyle Shanahan will update the situation after practice.
Speaking of practice, linebacker Malcolm Smith left the session with an upper body injury. Chris Biderman tweeted that it looked like Smith banged his left forearm on a helmet. Ray-Ray Armstrong moved up to take his place in the starting lineup next to NaVorro Bowman. Reuben Foster remains on the second team defense in place of an injured Brock Coyle.
Cornerback Rashard Robinson suffered an injury as well. Matt Barrows tweeted it did not seem particularly significant, but Kyle Shanahan will offer some insight. Keith Reaser, Will Davis, and Ahkello Witherspoon split Robinson’s remaining snaps, with Dontae Johnson starting on the other side.