Armstead said his shoulder is fully recovered from the surgery he had to repair a torn labrum, Cam Inman of The Mercury News reports.
Armstead ended 2016 on injured reserve due to his torn labrum, but the issue appears to be a thing of the past. The former first-round pick is set to start for the team at defensive end along with Aaron Lynch.
Armstead (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.
The move comes as a way to free up a roster spot for defensive tackle Chris Jones. Armstead finishes his season with 21 tackles, 2.5 sacks, and one forced fumble in eight games, including four starts. Rookie DeForest Buckner could now see an expanded role with Armstead out the remainder of the season.
Armstead (shoulder) is questionable to return to Sunday's tilt agaisnt the Saints, Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com reports.
Armstead had been dealing with a minor shoulder earlier in the week, so it's likely he just suffered a setback. DeForest Buckner could be in line for an increased role until Armstead returns.
Armstead (shoulder) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice.
As expected, Armstead's shoulder injury is not serious. He'll be good to go against the Saints in Week 9.
Head coach Chip Kelly indicated Monday that Armstead (shoulder) "seems to be fine" after leaving Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers early, Matt Maiocco of the CSN Bay Area reports.
Armstead recorded four tackles before making a premature exit Sunday. The 49ers are entering their bye week, so the 22-year-old will have some extra time to recover from the injury.
|P1||8/11/17||@ KC||9:00 pm|
|P3||8/27/17||@ MIN||8:00 pm|
|2||9/17/17||@ SEA||4:25 pm|
|4||10/1/17||@ ARI||4:05 pm|
|5||10/8/17||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|6||10/15/17||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|13||12/3/17||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||16||19||14.0||5||2||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||8||15||9.0||6||2.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||8||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|