49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan spoke to the media ahead of Wednesday’s practice to provide injury updates. Here’s a look at the practice report for today:
Kevin Givens (ankle)
JaMycal Hasty (ankle)
Elijah Mitchell (shoulder)
Arik Armstead (abductor)
Emmanuel Moseley (knee)
Trey Sermon (concussion)
Javon Kinlaw (knee)
Givens and Hasty will soon go on the injured reserved list, per Shanahan.
The team will continue to monitor Armstead and Kinlaw, much like the Niners did with both players last week.
Shanahan said Mitchell’s shoulder injury “ended up being a little worse than a stinger.” That’s why he won’t practice, but Shanahan said the rookie has a chance to play against the Packers. Sermon will wear a blue non-contact jersey. Shanahan said Sermon’s “on a good path to play” Sunday.
Shanahan had all positive things to say about the way Mitchell has played, citing how hard he runs and how Mitchell earns the tough yards.
Between Trent Cannon, Kerryon Johnson, or even newcomer Jacques Patrick, one of them should be elevated from the practice squad to suit up against the Packers.
Shanahan was asked about the possibility of signing Frank Gore:
“I’d never put anything past Frank. It was a little early for that. Our guys have a chance to go. Thought we’d steal someone of a practice squad, which we did, but I’d never fully rule that out.”
Josh Norman battled an ankle injury, but he’ll be full-go at practice. That’s a good sign for the veteran, who had only practiced for about two weeks. Norman played well, and it’ll be interesting to see if the team goes with the veteran cornerback over Emmanuel Moseley, who has been in and out of the lineup. There were no further updates for Moseley.
Shanahan is looking forward to sleeping in on Sunday. Here’s what he had to say about playing at night:
“Always liked the guys sleeping in a bit. I like it myself, too. Always helps, guys. More rowdy the fans are, the better. The longer they have to do that, play cornhole, usually the better for us.”
Drink up, fans.