Garrett Celek caught two passes off of two targets for 12 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's win over Atlanta.
Celek peeled off into the flat on a play-action pass for a 1-yard score early in the second quarter and then boxed his defender out for an 11-yard touchdown shortly before halftime. The two scores were double his previous season total and with Vernon Davis out of town and Anquan Boldin nursing a hamstring injury, Celek looks like the San Francisco 49ers ' most legitimate red-zone threat in the short term.
Garrett Celek (concussion) is listed as active Sunday versus the Falcons.
Celek has thus officially emerged from the concussion protocol just one week removed from the injury. While the Falcons have surrendered 47 receptions and four touchdowns to tight ends at the season's midpoint, expectations for Celek should be tempered with Blaine Gabbert now directing the San Francisco 49ers ' offense.
Garrett Celek (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Falcons.
Celek was limited in practice all week, suggesting that he still needs to clear a final hurdle or two in the NFL's concussion protocol. With Vernon Davis recently traded to Denver, both Celek and Vance McDonald have the opportunity to take on added snaps.
Garrett Celek (concussion) was a limited practice participant Thursday, Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Players involved in the protocol for head injuries aren't restricted from taking part in individual drills, as there is little risk for contact, but the fact that Celek increased his activity implies that he may be approaching clearance from Sunday's concussion. However, until an independent neurologist gives approval, his status for Week 9 against the Falcons will remain shrouded in doubt.
Garrett Celek (concussion) didn't participate in practice Wednesday, John Dickinson of 95.7 The Game reports.
In the aftermath of Sunday's loss at St. Louis, Celek entered the protocol for head injuries, whose murky nature clouds his next appearance on the field. Once healthy, he should factor into a tight-end mix that is without Vernon Davis following his trade to Denver. In the meantime, though, the San Francisco 49ers ' healthy options include Vance McDonald and Blake Bell.
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