49ers Face Injury Concerns as Key Players Miss Practice

49ers Face Injury Concerns as Key Players Miss Practice

The 49ers did not practice Wednesday. Head coach Kyle Shanahan said Wednesdays will be transitions later this year. The team has not yet released an injury report. Here are the ones they didn’t practice:

DT Arik Armstead (foot, knee)
G Aaron Banks (toe)
S Ji’Ayir Brown (knee)
WR Jauan Jennings (concussion)
T Jaylon Moore (concussion)

These players were limited:

LB Oren Burks (knee)
TE Ross Dwelley (ankle)
DT Javon Hargrave (hamstring)
WR Deebo Samuel (neck)
CB Ambry Thomas (knee,hand)
T Trent Williams (groin)

The following players practiced in full:

WR Danny Gray (shoulder)
RB Elijah Mitchell (knee)
QB Brock Purdy (left shoulder)

Here’s Shanahan on Ji’Ayir Brown’s sprained knee: “There’s a concern. We’re not ruling him out this week, but there’s a concern. That’s why he can’t go today.” Logan Ryan, who signed with the Niners three weeks ago, would be the next safety if Brown can’t play. Brown has a lot of potential, but his missed tackles have cost the defense in recent weeks. The compromise would be his tenacity and aggression towards the experiences of Ryan.

When asked who would be after Brown’s picks, Shanahan did not commit to a specific player: Banks is another major injury because it would cause some strains on the offensive line. Shanahan doesn’t think Banks’ toe injury is as bad as the one that sidelined him for two games this season, but also admitted the injury was “pretty bad.” No word yet on Trent Williams, but the fact that he was limited is an encouraging sign that he hasn’t suffered a groin strain that will keep him out for an extended period of time.

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