Kyle’s update 8:37: Hopefully it’s not the dreaded “high ankle sprain.”
#49ers RB Tevin Coleman suffered an ankle sprain in yesterday’s win over the #Bucs, source said, an injury that is expected to force him to miss time. He’s having tests today (in Youngstown, OH, where the team is staying) to determine the nature of the sprain.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 9, 2019
There was plenty of good news in the San Francisco 49ers 31-17 victory over the Bucs. Big plays by the offense, and an opportunistic defense. Kyle Shanahan met with the media to discuss injuries and his excitement after the game.
The big news came when Shanahan didn’t have an exact diagnosis but confirmed that he was concerned about Tevin Coleman’s ankle injury. Coleman left the locker room with a boot on his left foot. He’ll undergo an MRI exam when the team lands in Youngstown, Ohio on Monday. Raheem Mostert did very well filling in for Coleman. If he has to miss any time, expect Jeff Wilson to be called up from the practice squad.
The other news was about Dante Pettis, who didn’t start or see the field until midway through the second quarter. He didn’t play much by the looks of it, and we’ll know once the snap counts are released. Shanahan said that Pettis entered the game as a backup, and “hopefully he continues to earn more time out there.” I’m not sure what is going on there, but something is up.
There weren’t many other takeaways from Shanahan’s presser. He was excited to get the monkey off his back. This was his first season-opening win. The locker room was crazy loud as the media waited outside. We’ll update once we hear any injury news.