Receiver Quinton Patton, who earned a game ball in this corner for his 40-yard pickup on a jet sweep from a shovel pass in the San Francisco 49ers' 17-3 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, has indeed been diagnosed with a concussion.
“So, he’s in the protocol with the trainers and the doctors and going through that protocol,” coach Jim Tomsula said in his Monday news conference. “So, with those things there’s no timeline. It’s however he heals.”
Patton had two receptions for 53 yards against the Packers before being knocked out of the game.
He was the lone 49ers player to suffer a reportable injury in the loss, which dropped the Niners to 1-3. But Tomsula also gave an update, of sorts, on tight end Vernon Davis, who missed the game with a knee injury suffered the week prior in the Niners’ 47-7 loss at the Arizona Cardinals.
“From what I understand, it was a contact injury,” Tomsula said. “So, that would mean something, to me I’m deciphering now, but it’s a contact injury, so I don’t want to say, here I am saying bone bruise. You know what I mean, like a deep contusion in there.”
Meaning it’s more pain management than some structural damage?
“Oh yeah, that’s what I understand it to be,” Tomsula said. “Yes. I don’t think there’s anything structural.”
Davis, who missed two games last season and one in 2013 due to injuries, was seen in the postgame locker room Sunday wearing a sleeve on his left leg.