The San Francisco 49ers introduced on Saturday that quarterback Brock Purdy has been cleared from concussion protocol and can begin in Sunday’s recreation towards the Cincinnati Bengals. This information comes as a little bit of a shock, as Purdy entered concussion protocol just some days in the past after exhibiting signs in the course of the staff’s flight again from their Monday night time loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
Regardless of being listed as questionable on Friday’s damage report, head coach Kyle Shanahan confirmed that Purdy would begin if he handed evaluations. The 23-year-old participated in his second consecutive follow on Saturday, main the staff to offer him the official all-clear.
If Purdy had not been cleared, it could have ended a streak of 15 consecutive begins (together with playoffs). Sam Darnold, who joined the 49ers this previous offseason after a run with the Carolina Panthers, would have gotten the beginning nod. Darnold has solely made transient appearances in rubbish time this 12 months.
Samuel ha been dominated out
In different damage information, extensive receiver Deebo Samuel has been dominated out for Sunday’s recreation on account of a shoulder damage. Nevertheless, Shanahan expects to see him again on the sphere in Week 10 following the staff’s bye week. Left sort out Trent Williams is listed as questionable as he continues to take care of an ankle damage that stored him out of the Vikings recreation.
Shanahan offered an replace on Samuel‘s situation, saying “He is doing good. I imply, it is just a little fracture, hairline fracture in his shoulder, so we have to attend for that to heal. However he is wholesome sufficient in all places else, so he is conditioned and figuring out, doing properly, and hopefully that’ll be good after the bye week.”
General, it looks as if the 49ers are feeling cautiously optimistic about their damage scenario heading into Sunday’s recreation. With Purdy cleared to start out and Samuel anticipated again after the bye week, the staff will likely be seeking to bounce again from their loss to the Vikings and safe a win towards the Bengals.