Ward notched 24 tackles and one forced fumble across nine games with the 49ers in 2018 before suffering a season-ending broken forearm. The 27-year-old will compete for a starting role at safety during the offseason and training camp.
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) suffered a broken forearm during Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Ward sustained a severe forearm injury during the Week 12 loss. The 2014 first-round pick will miss multiple weeks as he manages his recovery, and could very realistically remain sidelined for the duration of the regular season. D.J. Reed (heel) is expected to slot into the starting lineup as long as Ward remains out.
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.
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||8||20||19.0||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||16||57||48.0||9||1||1||29||29.0||29||1||6|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||11||53||43.0||10||1||1||8||8.0||8||0||12|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||7||32||27.0||5||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||9||24||19.0||5||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||8||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||11||0||0||1||0||1||0||1||0|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||7||0||0||0||0||1||43||1||0|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||9||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|