During Monday Night Football, late in the game, San Francisco 49ers rookie wide receiver Shawn Poindexter went down after a punt. The trainers came out to look at his right leg and eventually helped him off the field. If you had to guess which player came out to see if he was okay, who would it be? The answer is Richard Sherman, who continues to impress as a human being. As for Poindexter, the Niners fear the worst. Kyle Shanahan said on a conference call Tuesday afternoon that they fear Poindexter tore his ACL.
“Poindexter still has to get his X-rays and everything. We were expecting the worst with the ACL, but we haven’t got it confirmed yet. When we do, we plan on making that move with Chris Thompson.”
Shanahan said the team would re-sign wide receiver Chris Thompson, who was waived on August 8 for defensive linemen Jeremiah Valoaga. Thompson (6-0, 175) originally signed with the 49ers as a free agent on August 3, 2019. Thompson took a couple of reps with the first-team offense during training camp. He would be the designated deep target.
Shanahan also provided updates on a couple of players that have been out.
Shanahan said they’re hoping Weston Richburg can practice during Week 4 of the preseason and be able to play against the Chargers. Richburg continues his rehab on the side of practice, and by the sounds of it, they’re going to try and get him out there next week.
Jalen Hurd only played eight snaps against the Broncos. Shanahan said that if it were a game, he would have played more. Hurd had some back tightness, and knowing that the Niners had three games in 10 days, they weren’t going to risk making the injury worse.
On Jerick McKinnon, Shanahan said the team likely wouldn’t have him workout in team drills this week since there is a quick turnaround. He may participate in individual drills, but it’s not likely he will participate in any of the team drills.
Mike Person remains day-to-day.
Dee Ford will not practice tomorrow, as the team will have a walk-through. Shanahan said he might practice Thursday. It didn’t sound like Ford will suit up for Saturday’s game against the Chiefs.