The San Francisco 49ers appear to have avoided any significant injuries in their Week 1 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Right guard Mike Person has a foot strain and fellow RG Joshua Garnett has a dislocated toe, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan. Neither had any broken bones, and now it’s a matter of seeing how they respond to treatment. Shanahan confirmed that linebacker Brock Coyle is in the concussion protocol, and also said that wide receiver Marquise Goodwin is day-to-day with a deep thigh bruise.
Person and Garnett will not be headed to injured reserve, but their statuses for Week 2 will not be known until later this week. If both are unable to play, one has to think the team will sign another guard. Erik Magnuson is working his way back, and Shanahan said he would likely be upgraded from a practice DNP to limited. He might still be inactive this week, but he is making progress. Additionally, Matt Tobin can play center and guard.
Goodwin’s absence resulted in a bigger role for Dante Pettis. Goodwin got back briefly in the second half, but couldn’t keep going and was sidelined the rest of the way. I suspect he will be listed as limited on Wednesday, and we’ll see where it goes from there.
If Coyle is unable to make it through the concussion protocol by this weekend, Elijah Lee would likely start in his place next to Fred Warner.
The 49ers currently have 52 players on their roster after placing Dekoda Watson on injured reserve last weekend. The team is visiting with two potential replacements for Watson, but they could also still add a linebacker to replace Coyle or an offensive lineman for depth at guard. Shanahan said they would make a move in time for Wednesday’s first practice of the week.