After Thursday night’s game, it was reported that nickel cornerback K’Waun Williams was dealing with a high-ankle sprain and will miss Week 10’s game against the New Orleans Saints and possibly more time. He’s not the only secondary who went down with an injury. Safety Jaquiski Tartt was ruled out of last night’s game with a foot injury and did not return.
On Friday morning, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport tweeted that Tartt is believed to have suffered turf toe based on the initial diagnosis. Tartt will have more tests to confirm the news Friday. Depending on the grade of the injury, Tartt could miss anywhere from a week if it’s a Grade 1 injury up to a few weeks if it’s a Grade 2 injury. Typically speaking, a Grade 2 turf toe means you’re not allowed to do any type of exercise for the initial two weeks after you’ve been diagnosed.
Tartt has missed two games with injury this season. He missed the final four games of the regular season in 2019. The two seasons prior to that, Tartt missed eight and seven games, respectively. He’s a fantastic player when he’s on the field, but the injuries have added up. This offseason will be fascinating to see what type of contract Tartt commands and whether the Niners will look to bring Tartt back.
49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan will speak to the media Friday at 10:00 a.m. PT to provide further injury updates.