The damage bug has hit the 49ers early.
Defensive again Jimmie Ward is the newest anticipated to take a seat out minicamp. Based on a report from NFL Media, which cited unidentified league sources, Ward fractured his collarbone Thursday.
Whereas there isn’t a timetable for his return, the report famous, the usual restoration time is anyplace from eight to 12 weeks.
– Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 23, 2019
Ward, who’s coming into his sixth season within the NFL, sustained the damage whereas diving for a ball in OTAs.
#49ers S Jimmie Ward suffered a shoulder damage whereas diving for a ball in OTAs right this moment and the worry is he broke his collarbone, sources inform me and @RapSheet. Ward headed for X-rays and a full analysis.
– Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) May 23, 2019
It is the newest damage for San Francisco, which is already with out rookie go rusher Nick Bosa, who suffered a grade-1 hamstring pressure this week, and operating again Matt Breida, who tore his pectoral muscle within the weight room earlier than OTAs. Each are additionally anticipated to overlook minicamp.
Ward, 27, has had a string of accidents since he was chosen by the 49ers because the 30th general choose within the 2014 draft.
He has been positioned on injured reserve 4 out of the final 5 seasons, together with his rookie yr. Ward’s solely full season was in 2015.