We just got off the phone with San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan, and he started out by addressing injuries. The first one was on linebacker Elijah Lee. Lee suffered a broken thumb during Saturday’s game and had surgery on it this morning. Shanahan said that Lee would miss two weeks.
Shanahan also said that Shon Coleman would go on injured reserve, and the team will work out a tackle on Monday, and likely add them to the roster. Shanahan wouldn’t confirm if that tackle would be Gary Gilliam, but he did say “I liked Gary when he was here.” We will find out soon enough. The recent trend has been bringing in guys that are familiar with what the Niners do on both sides of the ball.
Defensive tackle D.J. Jones had a knee sprain and is week-to-week.
Free safety Jimmie Ward will have X-rays this week to see his progress and determine whether he’ll be able to start practicing.
Shanahan said the goal was always for him to get back in the mix this week. Najee Toran(hand) and Marcell Harris(stinger) are all okay. Malcolm Smith is dealing with a hamstring strain, and should be back at some point this week. Trent Taylor is out 4-6 weeks with a Jones fracture. Raheem Mostert is in the concussion protocol.