The San Francisco 49ers returned to practice on Wednesday, and they are short a few players in the early going. The team will release their formal injury report in a couple hours, but in the meantime, we know some players sitting out. Head coach Kyle Shanahan announced that Matt Breida (knee) would not practice. Eric Branch offered up this rundown of additional players not practicing.
#49ers not participating at start of practice: RB Matt Breida (knee), S Adrian Colbert (hip), G Mike Person (knee), G Joshua Garnett (toe), CB Richard Sherman (calf), S Jaquiski Tartt (shoulder) and LT Joe Staley (vet day).— Eric Branch (@Eric_Branch) September 26, 2018
The team has two more days of practice, which will give us a better handle on both players. Breida told Chris Biderman he’ll be in cleats and shells today, but is unsure about his status for Week 4. He did say he wants to keep his status as the league’s leading rusher into Week 5. He is currently tied with Ezekiel Elliott atop the leaderboard with 274 yards.
Alfred Morris and Raheem Mostert will split up the work while Breida is sidelined. The 49ers have Jeff Wilson on their practice squad, and if Breida ends up unlikely to play this Sunday, we could see them promote Wilson. I suppose they could just go with two running backs and Kyle Juszczyk, but that would not seem like the wisest course of action given the lack of depth.
The Thursday practice is when we really start to get an idea of who might actually miss Sunday’s game. Mike Person is likely going to be getting Wednesdays off for the foreseeable future, but I think he likely plays on Sunday. Jaquiski Tartt and Adrian Colbert are two of the bigger question marks where we know they’re hurt, but their status for Sunday is up in the air.
We’ll have the full injury report posted in here when it arrives.
Fooch’s update: Here’s the full injury report
DNP: S Adrian Colbert (hip), G Joshua Garnett (toe), G Mike Person (knee), CB Richard Sherman (calf), T Joe Staley (not injury related), S Jaquiski Tartt (shoulder)
Limited: RB Matt Breida (knee), WR Marquise Goodwin (quadricep)
Full: CB Ahkello Witherspoon (ankle, hip)
Chargers injury report
DNP: WR Keenan Allen (knee), T Joe Barksdale (knee), DE Joey Bosa (foot)
Limited: WR Travis Benjamin (foot)
Full: T Russell Okung (knee), RB Derek Watt (thumb)