The San Francisco 49ers had their fifth training camp practice today, and for the first time, we have some injury news. Thankfully, none of the injuries are severe enough to keep the players that are nicked up out for too long.
Joshua Garnett had surgery on his dislocated finger. He’s expected to be out three weeks. Garnett was expected to compete for the starting job at right guard with Mike Person. This all but paves the way for Person to start. Speaking of Person, he sat out practice today. There wasn’t any injury, just a veterans day off.
On the running back front, Jeff Wilson has a calf injury and will be out one to two weeks, per Shanahan. Wilson cannot afford to miss any time if he wants to make the roster. Jerick McKinnon seems to be closer to coming off the PUP list, but it’ll likely be next week. Shanahan said he wouldn’t be taken off the PUP list before Sunday. Matt Breida is still “getting his legs back,” but he looks good. If you remember, Breida didn’t participate in OTAs with a pectoral injury. All this has led to Tevin Coleman getting the majority of the first-team reps.
On the defensive front, Kapron Lewis-Moore sustained a groin injury during practice today. There’s no word yet on if he’ll miss any time. He’s scheduled to get an MRI today. Deforest Buckner didn’t practice Thursday. He has a mild toe sprain. I’m sure it’s nothing too serious, but that’s the best player on defense, and maybe even the team. You don’t want to mess around with any toe injuries. Take all the time you need, Buck.
Lastly, Dee Ford’s knee tendinitis acted up, and that kept him out of team drills. Shanahan didn’t seem concerned, as this has happened in previous training camps with Ford.