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Report: Jason Verrett diagnosed with a minor ankle sprain

The Niners get more good news on the injury front

NFL: JUL 29 49ers Training Camp Photo by Cody Glenn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The San Francisco 49ers have had a day. First, Nick Bosa went down during practice. Results came back from his MRI and Bosa has an ankle sprain that may keep him from playing during the preseason. That may not be what we want to hear, but it’s better for the long run.

As for Jason Verrett, he suffered an injury attempting to make a tackle during a run play during Wednesday’s practice. Per Ian Rapoport, Verrett’s MRI revealed a minor ankle sprain. There’s no timetable just yet on his return, but it’s a sigh of relief knowing that Verrett will not miss extended time.

I think a healthy Ahkello Witherspoon had outperformed Verrett so far, but Verrett is the next best cover guy on the 49ers. If you look at some of the better defenses in the NFL, they all have three competent cornerbacks. We’ll be back to update once we a timetable for Verrett’s return. There’s never “good news” when you’re dealing with injuries, but it appears the 49ers dodged two bullets today.