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Golden Nuggets: Scary Scene at Practice

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet

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Tuesday’s practice came to an abrupt end after a scary scene. Rookie linebacker Donvain Newsom collided with safety Chanceller James after both were making a play on a pass to Trent Taylor. Donavin stayed down on the field for a long time after being knocked unconscious. The team’s medical personnel worked on him on the field until he was stretched off. He was taken in an ambulance to Stanford Hospital.

After medical tests, it is reported that Donavin suffered a concussion, but he did not suffer cervical spine fractures. Kyle Shanahan said he did not communicate with Donavin while he was on the field. But he did see Donavin’s eyes open so he was not unconscious the whole time. Hopefully, he recovers quickly and completely. It was a touch of good fortune that the injury wasn’t worse than it could have been.

The 49ers kick off their 2017 season on Friday night against the Kansas City Chiefs. This will be the 1st chance for players to show the coaches their ability in actual game action. A group of players that have had a good training camp and should be exciting to see are safeties Chanceller James and Lorenzo Jerome. Both are having good training camps based on reports and are making strong cases for being on the roster. With the injuries already suffered at the safety spot, it’s a good sign that the backups are ready to step up.

49ers Links

Keeping the Team on Their Toes (Wagoner)

The unofficial one | Depth Chart Analysis (Inman)

Unofficial Depth Chart (Wagoner)

Spike trying to help | Kap Rally (Biderman)

Breakout Star Vote (Wagoner)

August 7th Highlights (Martin)

Making a name for himself | Lorenzo James Taking His Chance (Williams)

QB Battles (Graziano)

Injury Update (Fann)

Good to have them back | 4 Players Back (Biderman)

Tuesday Moves (49ers Staff)

CB Added (Biderman)

Welcome to the team | Asa Jackson (Gantt)

Training Camp Notes (Barrows)

Scary | Donavin Injury (Biderman)

Newsom Sent to the Hospital (Williams)

Scary Collison (McMillen)

Good to hear that it is not a spine injury | Concussion for Newsom (

Donavin Newsom’s Injury (Branch)

Scare for 49ers (Barrows)

Neck Injury (Maiocco)

Unfortunate accident | Collusion with Chanceller James (Jones)

Good news | No Cervical Spine Fractures (Inman)

Concussion, But No Spine Fracture (Wagoner)

Anything could happen to Vance | The Vance Situation (Jones)

August 8th Observations (Fann)

Relatively Good News for Newsom (Alper)

TC Report (Cohn)

Practice Recap (Biderman)

Disappointing Developments (Biderman)

Trent Brown’s Weight (Branch)

Making plays all over the field | Safeties Making Noise (Barrows)

Biggest Area of Concern (Maiocco)

Ray-Ray Gets a Chance with the Starters (Wagoner)

49ers Video

Shanahan on Newsom’s Injury (Sacramento Bee Video)