Printed Eight:01 p.m. ET Oct. 30, 2017 | Up to date 9:27 p.m. ET Oct. 30, 2017
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — About the one factor piling up sooner than the losses for the winless San Francisco 49ers is the accidents.
Coach Kyle Shanahan opened his Monday information convention by updating the well being standing of 9 gamers. Essentially the most notable of these have been beginning security Jimmie Ward heading to injured reserve with a damaged arm and backup proper deal with Garry Gilliam going to IR with a knee harm.
Beginning left deal with Joe Staley will miss no less than the following two video games and will go on injured reserve with a damaged orbital bone. First-round defensive lineman Solomon Thomas will miss no less than two video games with a knee harm, and main receiver Pierre Garcon is questionable this week with a neck harm.
It simply went on from there with backup operating again Matt Breida questionable with a knee harm, defensive lineman D.J. Jones probably out this week with a knee harm, cornerback Ok’Waun Williams prone to miss a second straight recreation with a quadriceps harm and offensive lineman Brandon Fusco anticipated to be very restricted this week by a biceps harm.
“It was greater than I’ve needed to take care of,” Shanahan mentioned of the prolonged harm report. “There have been a variety of guys to undergo. And never all of it’s clear-cut solutions both. Received to speak and perceive it in addition to I probably can. However, it is extra simply making an attempt to get an thought for a way lengthy issues are going to be as a result of you have to make the choice. When guys are harm, that is the powerful factor. You possibly can’t, they cannot play once they’re harm. However, if they don’t seem to be going to be out for an extended time frame you’ll be able to’t additionally signal different guys to exchange them. They nonetheless rely in your lively roster. So, looking for out how critical among the accidents are.”
With guard Joshua Garnett, linebacker Malcolm Smith and defensive linemen Ark Armstead and Tank Carradine all on injured reserve, the Niners have been decimated by accidents in Shanahan’s first season.
The prolonged checklist of accidents will depart the Niners (Zero-Eight) scrambling to place collectively a useful roster for this week’s dwelling recreation in opposition to Arizona (Three-Four). San Francisco had solely 5 linemen and that included Zane Beadles taking part in out of place at deal with, rookie Erik Magnuson being pressured into motion and Fusco taking part in via the harm to ensure the staff did not want to make use of a decent finish as a lineman.
“We’re positively going to need to make some strikes particularly on the deal with place,” Shanahan mentioned. “We do not have these numbers on our staff. So, over the following 24 hours we’ll need to work on this to fill out our roster, resolve on who can go on IR, to know what roster spots are open. And the fellows that are not on IR, resolve who we’ll need to let go to carry guys up, probably to get some guys on the market.”
NOTES: The 49ers have signed DL Noble Nwachukwu to the staff’s follow squad and launched DL Jeremy Liggins.
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