Injury Woes for 49ers: Head Coach Shanahan Optimistic Despite Key Players’ Setbacks

Injury Woes for 49ers: Head Coach Shanahan Optimistic Despite Key Players’ Setbacks

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan didn’t seem too concerned about Brock Purdy’s status. Purdy left Monday’s game with bruises but did not return. Shanahan cited the absence of several offensive linemen as the reason Purdy did not return so he could be ready for next week.

Here’s Brock suffering his second sting in as many games: “The way I was treated on that play, it came back again, just like it did last week. Over time, it went away. At first it burned. Over time, like last week, it came back.” One of the offensive players who did not return was left guard Aaron Banks, who suffered a toe injury. Shanahan said it was the same leg that kept Banks out for two games.

Banks confirmed that he re-aggravated Turf’s toe injury. Jaylon Moore suffered a concussion. He stepped in for Trent Williams, who left with a groin injury. Williams will undergo an MRI on Tuesday. Shanahan said Williams wanted to return to the game, but medical staff told Shanahan to restrain Williams. In the locker room, Williams said, “I’m good. I know you want to ask me about the injury.

I can handle it.” With Williams and Moore out next week against Washington, Colton McKivitz will play left tackle and Spencer Burford will start at right tackle. Shanahan said he was the next option. Finally, Ambry Thomas has a hamstring injury. He didn’t start the second half, but Shanahan said the plan was to get Jason Verrett in the game. Verrett played in the slot. Shanahan said Verrett has played nickel the past two weeks and has been in Houston for four straight weeks. We’ll have more updates on Williams’ MRI when Shanahan speaks at 12:30 this afternoon. PT.

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