Pat’s update: The 49ers have made it official.
The San Francisco 49ers suffered a bevy of injuries in Sunday’s loss to the Los Angeles Rams, but the most devastating will be safety Adrian Colbert. Kyle Shanahan announced in his Monday press conference that Colbert has a high ankle sprain and will go on injured reserve.
The earliest Colbert can return in in Week 16 due to IR rules, but he might be effectively shut down for the season given how late his return could be. Keep in mind, the team can only return two players from IR. Dekoda Watson and Marcell Harris are both practicing right now, so if those two are brought back, Colbert’s season is over.
Beyond Colbert, several players are day-to-day; Matt Breida with a tweaked ankle, Marquise Goodwin with also a tweaked ankle, and Jaquiski Tartt with what Shanahan describes as a stinger.
Reuben Foster is the only person that is a sure thing for practice on Wednesday.
With Colbert being out, Shanahan has indicated reps for D.J. Reed are in order. This is not unlike Colbert coming in mid-season in 2017 and making an impact. For now, Reed will get some valuable safety reps to help him as a rookie and hopefully make set him up for 2019 when the 49ers are competitive again (maybe?).