Ward (forearm) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday. Ward fractured his forearm in Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers and it was only a matter of time until he was moved to injured reserve. The 27-year-old will finish the 2018 season with 24 tackles (19 solo) and a forced fumble in nine games for the 49ers.
Ward (forearm) will miss the remainder of the 2018 season due to a broken forearm, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Ward is expected to be placed on injured reserve in the near future, and the 27-year-old will set his sights on recovering in time to participate in offseason training. Rookie fifth-round pick D.J. Reed (heel) entered the starting lineup Week 12 after Ward left the field, and is likely to continue drawing the start at free safety.
Ward (forearm) will not return to Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports. Ward was originally considered questionable to return, but his forearm injury is severe enough to keep him sidelined for the remainder of the contest. D.J. Reed may be asked to fill in at free safety.
Ward (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Rams. Ward's injury prevented him from practicing Wednesday through Friday and resulted in him carrying a doubtful designation into the weekend. The 49ers will be quite banged up at cornerback Sunday, as Richard Sherman (calf) will join Ward in street clothes. Both Ahkello Witherspoon (concussion) and K'Waun Williams (shoulder) will be available, but the two were considered questionable in advance of the contest.
Ward was sidelined late in Monday's loss to the Packers due to an ongoing hamstring issue, Eric Branch of The San Francisco Chronicle reports. Ward was on the sidelines for Aaron Rodgers' game-winning drive, leaving Greg Mabin to fill in -- who Rodgers targeted throughout the drive. Ward missed time in practice this past week due to the hamstring injury, and it also cost him the Week 5 contest against the Cardinals. Look for more updates on his status to come once the team returns to practice Wednesday.