The San Francisco 49ers had been one of the healthiest teams in the NFL after Week 1, with running back Reggie Bush the only player listed on the team’s injury report through last Thursday. But then receiver Bruce Ellington landed on it with a sprained ankle.
Running back Carlos Hyde not only took a blow to the head and left the game to be evaluated for a concussion (he passed the test but was not put back into the game), he also took a shot to the leg.
Niners coach Jim Tomsula gave a status update on their respective injuries Monday.
Tomsula on Hyde: “Carlos Hyde has got a leg contusion. He got a helmet there right behind the pad on his thigh, but I think that’s going to be fine. He did get hit in the head yesterday. He was cleared during the game. He went through the NFL’s protocol thing, or however they do that with the onsite person. He was cleared, but I just didn’t want to put him back in.”
Tomsula on McDonald: “He’s got a, they’re saying a contusion. There was no, it was X-rayed. There was no break or anything. It was below the knee, so he got hit there.”
Tomsula on Bell: “He got hit, he got tackled in the back there, came out and he went back into the game. He’ll get some treatment on that.”
Tomsula on Smith: “Another contusion. So, everything was more bangs than it was anything else.”
Tomsula on Ellington: “(He) will continue to get treatment. We’ll find out where he’s at. I just didn’t want to, quite frankly, I didn’t want to get into the game and it be three or four or five plays and then he was done. So, he thought he could go, but we just made a decision not to push that and get into a situation where you’re a guy down.”
Tomsula on whether he had spoken yet Monday with Bush: “No. I didn’t talk to him, but he was in there. He’s doing his treatment, but I haven’t spoken to him.”
Tomsula was also asked if he expected any of those players to miss significant time.
“Not right now, I don’t,” he said. “I guess the one ... that we’ve got to really look at is McDonald. But we were glad to find out, I think it was more or less he was on the field. So, I don’t think so. But we’ll have more for you as that goes on today.”