According to his YouTube page , San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin has undergone an MRI for his knee and big toe. Goodwin says they were “bothering him.”
Goodwin has been in and out throughout 2019. There were some personal issues that the 49ers excused him from practice for and then he was (or at least it was assumed) a healthy scratch last week. When he has been on the field he’s been a bit unreliable with catching the ball also. For 2019 he has 12 receptions for 186 yards.
In 2017 he had 56 receptions for 962 yards
Goodwin hasn’t shown up on the practice report this week, but says in the video that his knee and toe are bothering him. He also clarified that he doesn’t think it’s turf toe given the location of the sensitivity. With that information it’d be a good guess that the MRI and his absence on Sunday are not related.
Kyle Shanahan may be able to tell us more today as he’s scheduled to meet with the media later today. This would be another blow for the 49ers wide receiver group. Dante Pettis missed practice on Thanksgiving after leaving Wednesday’s practice early with an apparent knee injury. Neither receiver has made much of an impact in the last month, at least a positive one, but you never want to go into a game short-handed.
Early on Friday morning, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported the innjury to Pettis is not a cause for concern. Rapoport said that it sounded like the injury was just a sprain, which makes this week’s status uncertain, but there are no long-term issues. One of Pettis or Goodwin would have been inactive Sunday either way, but there’s a possibility that both will not suit up.