Kyle’s update 4:05: Thursday’s injury report
49ers Injury report from today’s practice:
DNP: WR Hurd(back), WR Taylor(foot), DB Ward(hand)
Limited: DE Bosa(ankle), C Richburg(knee), CB Verrett(ankle), CB Williams(knee)
Full participant: DE Ford (knee), WR Pettis(groin), LT Staley(vet day)
San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator met with the media before practice on Thursday and announced that safety Jimmie Ward broke his finger during Wednesday’s practice. Saleh said it’s not disappointing, but he’s hurt for him, knowing how hard Ward works. Saleh said he “stands by Ward,” and believes he can hold up for a 16-game season.
Tarvarius Moore, your time is now.
There was positive news from Saleh’s presser; Nick Bosa will play Sunday against Tampa Bay. When asked if he will play Saleh said, “he’s going, he should be,” and smiled. Saleh noted that Bosa has been working with the training staff, and he’ll defer to Kyle Shanahan, but “everything looks promising.”
Saleh also mentioned how he’s confident that K’Waun Williams will play Sunday. So, if Ward can’t go, which Saleh wouldn’t confirm, Moore slides to free safety, and Williams assumes his starting spot in the slot.
When asked if Jason Verrett will play, Saleh wouldn’t commit to that either.
“Jason’s working through. That goes back to the performance staff. I know he’s working through. He’s going in the right direction. I know he wants to get back bad. He’s working with the performance staff and his guys to get ready.”
He did praise Verrett for his leadership and how he has looked in practice. Saleh said that right before training camp, you could see Verrett showing glimpses of when he was a Pro Bowler and his elite movement skills. It was just unfortunate that he got hurt. Chris Biderman asked if Verrett would need to show he can practice for a couple of weeks, but again, no concrete answer.
Saleh ended the presser talking about Ward and how he can play in multiple spots. You can watch the video in its entirety here: