Thomas (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Seahawks.
The rookie first-round pick missed the last two games, but his troubles have ended. Thomas will slot back in as the 49ers' starting defensive end, and he'll look to break through a poor Seahawks offensive line to pressure QB Russell Wilson. The Stanford product has 26 tackles and two sacks through eight games.
Thomas has been sidelined the previous two weeks while nursing a knee injury. His status for Sunday's game does not figure to be confirmed until he goes through some warmups prior to kickoff. Should the rookie ultimately remain sidelined, Ronald Blair and Elivis Dumervil would likely continue seeing increased snaps.
Thomas (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Giants.
Though Thomas was able to practice on a limited basis this week, the 49ers weren't willing to take any chances with the No. 3 overall pick Sunday with a bye approaching in Week 11. It's expected that Thomas will be fully recovered from his MCL sprain for the team's next contest Nov. 26 against the Seahawks, at which point he should reclaim a starting role along the defensive line.
San Francisco head coach Kyle Shanahan said Thomas (knee) would miss the team's next two games but is expected to be available following the 49ers' Week 11 bye, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Thomas suffered a low-grade MCL sprain in Sunday's loss to the Eagles and will be forced to miss the first NFL games of his career as a result. The No. 3 overall pick has amassed 26 tackles and two sacks through the team's first eight contests.
Thomas suffered a low-grade MCL sprain in Sunday's loss to the Eagles and is expected to miss "limited time," Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Fortunately for the 49ers, the No. 3 overall pick won't require surgery to address the knee issue, but it still looks as though he's tentatively on track to miss at least the Week 9 matchup with the Cardinals. The team will wait and see how Thomas progresses throughout the week before officially ruling him out for the contest, but if the defensive end is indeed sidelined, Datone Jones, Aaron Lynch (calf) and Tony McDaniel could be in store for added snaps.
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