The San Francisco 49ers returned to practice Wednesday afternoon, and just released the injury report.
Did Not Practice:
Nick Bosa (ankle)
Tevin Coleman (ankle)
Jalen Hurd (back)
Joe Staley (vet off day)
Jimmie Ward (hand)
Mark Nzeocha (illness)
Bosa sat out practice Wednesday due to soreness that he’s experiencing in his right ankle, just three days after he returned from an injury that sidelined him from nearly a month. Head coach Kyle Shanahan knows the significance of ankle injuries, and isn’t going to push it:
“Any time you have something like that, usually high ankle sprains linger for a long time. When you get in a game, you usually do stuff again. Hopefully you can recover for Sunday.”
If this turns into a situation where Bosa has to get mental reps and plays half of the time on Sunday’s until he is fully recovered, would you take that? I would. Bosa played 55% of the snaps Week 1.
Ward returned to practice Wednesday. He was out Week 1 with a broken hand. Ward was sporting a blue non-contact jersey, with a cast on his hand during practice.
#49ers starting practice on Youngstown State’s soccer field rather than enclosed football stadium across street— Cam Inman (@CamInman) September 11, 2019
DB Jimmie Ward in blue no-contact jersey with right hand/finger wrapped pic.twitter.com/xA2jq4EcEv
Shanahan said they would see what type of pain tolerance Jimmie can deal with throughout the week of practice. He doesn’t have an issue, it’s just a matter of how much pain he can take with the cast on. Shanahan also mentioned how it’d be tough for Ward to get his job back from Tarvarius Moore, but did say that the 49ers will field the best 11 players:
“If Jimmie starts practicing better and shows he can play better (than Moore), you’re always going to put the best players on the field,” Shanahan said. “But I know it’s going to be hard to do because Tarvarius is playing at a high level, and I think he’s getting better. But I think Jimmie plays that way, too, when he’s healthy. So it’s a good problem to have. The more Jimmie gets healthy where it can be competition, we’ll embrace that every week.”
There wasn’t any other new injury news from Shanahan. Still no Hurd, and I wonder how long this will carry on. Staley may not ever practice on a Wednesday, and I’m perfectly fine with that. Get well soon, Trent. We need you.