The San Francisco 49ers finished the 2017 season with a huge list of players on injured reserve, but the players who were on the 53-man roster were in fairly good shape. The team closed out Week 17 with nobody on the final injury report. However, there are some injuries from the season finale that will require some recovery time.
John Lynch offered updates on those injuries.
The linebacker suffered a torn labrum and had surgery Tuesday morning. The recovery timeline is 5-6 months, which would mean he’d miss most if not all of the offseason workout program. He is a free agent heading into this offseason, so his status for next year’s team is TBD.
The defensive lineman had a bone spur removed from his toe. He went on injured reserve earlier this year due to a broken hand. The 49ers have to decide this offseason whether or not to exercise their fifth year option on Armstead.
The defensive lineman suffered a contusion of the chest/sternum area. Lynch said he was doing better, and it does not sound like something serious.
The linebacker suffered a stinger in the season finale, and dealt with that kind of injury weekly in December. Lynch said a stinger is something that an offseason will let it quiet down and improve.
The wide receiver suffered a concussion against the Rams on a nasty hit by Blake Countess. He was taken to the hospital for a precautionary evaluation, but was cleared and flew back to the Bay Area with the team. Goodwin said on Monday he is symptom free. Lynch said he entered the offseason on the concussion protocol, but with no workouts or practices until the offseason workout program begins in April, he has time to get through any issues that might arise this week.