San Francisco 49ers fans can breathe a deep sigh of relief. Kyle Shanahan confirmed on Friday that none of the injuries suffered during Thursday night's preseason opener should have an impact on the regular season. That's great news after 49ers players were dropping like flies during the first half against the Dallas Cowboys. Here's a complete rundown (brace yourself, it's extensive).
- George Kittle (shoulder): Separated shoulder and will be out for the remainder of the preseason. He should be ready for Week 1.
- Matt Breida (shoulder): Similar situation to Kittle. Separated shoulder but should be ready for Week 1.
- Malcolm Smith (hamstring): He's week-to-week and doubtful to play in Houston.
- Garry Gilliam (concussion): He's in the protocol.
- Solomon Thomas (concussion): Also in the protocol.
- Eli Harold (knee): Day-to-day with a knee contusion.
In addition, here's a status report on all of the team's injuries going into the game.
- Arik Armstead (hamstring): Week-to-week.
- Jeremiah Attaochu (groin): Day-to-day.
- Jonathan Cooper (knee): Limited. Might start being worked into team drills for the first time.
- Brock Coyle (hip): Limited. Continuing to rehab and should see increased reps during Sunday's practice.
- J.P. Flynn (knee): Day-to-day. Possible candidate to return to practice on Sunday.
- Joshua Garnett (knee): Day-to-day. Hope is to get him reps on Sunday so he can practice fully against Houston.
- Marcell Harris (Achilles): Medically cleared and practicing. Was held out of the game as a precaution. His reps will be increased this week.
- Max McCaffrey (foot): Day-to-day.
- Richard Sherman (hamstring): Plan is to hold him out this week.
- Trent Taylor (back): Limited. Getting more reps each practice.
- Fred Warner (chest): Day-to-day as team lets his chest heal.
- Cole Wick (knee): Day-to-day. Close to his return to practice.
- K'Waun Williams (ankle): Out another week.
The end (finally).