Foster sustained a stinger in Sunday's 34-13 win over the Rams and did not return, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Head coach Kyle Shanahan indicated Foster could have returned, but the game was well in hand early with the Rams resting up for the playoffs. The 23-year-old was dealing with a stinger following last week's win over Jacksonville, and aggravated the injury Sunday but will have plenty of recovery time with the 49ers' season drawing to a close.
San Francisco head coach Kyle Shanahan said Tuesday that Foster (shoulder) will be limited in practices this week, but the linebacker is expected to suit up Sunday against the Rams, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Foster sustained a right shoulder stinger in the Week 16 win over the Jaguars, but played 61 snaps during the contest and collected five tackles. Per Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee, Shanahan said Foster's stinger isn't related to the surgery he required prior to the 2017 NFL Draft to repair a torn labrum, so the 49ers don't seem too concerned about his health heading into the season finale. Foster should take on a full workload Sunday if he doesn't endure any setbacks during practice this week.
Foster suffered a shoulder stinger against Jacksonville on Sunday but is expected to play against the Rams in Week 17, Bay Area News Group's Cam Inman reports.
Foster's IDP owners might want to follow his practice participation levels throughout the week in case the 49ers decide to play it safe with their young star linebacker in a meaningless contest, but he wasn't expected to miss any time immediately following the upset of Jacksonville.
Foster collected eight tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's 25-23 win over the Titans.
Foster suffered yet another injury scare Sunday, needing help getting off the field with an undisclosed injury after making a tackle in the fourth quarter. The resilient rookie spent just two plays in the injury tent before bounding back on the field to finish out the contest. Foster has endured a handful of different minor injuries, but only the early-season high-ankle sprain has held him out for an extended period. So long as he is healthy, he should be in for another high tackle total against the run-heavy Jaguars next week.
Foster recorded seven tackles (all solo) in Sunday's victory over the Bears.
Seven tackles seems a bit low for San Francisco's defensive captain, but it was actually an impressive total when you consider the Bears ran just 36 offensive plays, the lowest total by a 49ers' opponent since 1991. While their improved quarterback play (and in turn, increased offensive ball control) is partially to blame, this steep of a snap count drop seems unsustainable, so we could see a return to his usual double-digit totals sooner rather than later.
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