Coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday that Colbert (ankle) will miss the rest of the regular season after being placed on injured reserve, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Colbert would technically be eligible to return from IR in Week 16 if he makes a full recovery from his right high-ankle sprain, but Shanahan dismissed the possibility of the 49ers activating him. Instead, it appears the 49ers may be earmarking their two designated-to-return spots for safety Marcell Harris (hamstring) and linebacker Dekoda Watson (hamstring), both of whom are further along in their respective recoveries from injury. With Colbert out of the mix, rookie D.J. Reed will earn the first look as the 49ers' starting free safety.
Colbert was placed on injured reserve Monday, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.
Upon further examination, it was determined that Colbert is nursing a right high ankle sprain. The timetable for a return would be about 6-8 weeks, prompting San Francisco to designate the veteran to IR. According to the report, Colbert is an unlikely candidate to return this season. All signs point to D.J. Reed taking over at the free safety spot.
Colbert was diagnosed with a right ankle injury after exiting Sunday's 39-10 loss to the Rams in the third quarter, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Colbert picked up the injury when he collided with teammate Ahkello Witherspoon while both were vying for a potential interception early in the second half. The free safety played 34 defensive snaps before departing, finishing with one tackle and one pass breakup.
Colbert is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Rams due to a leg injury, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Colbert was carted off the field during the third quarter of Sunday's game, and has been replaced by D.J. Reed. Expect an update on Colbert's health following the Week 7 contest if he is unable to return to the field.
Colbert (head) was estimated as a full participant at Wednesday's walkthrough practice session, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
Colbert exited Monday's game against the Packers with an apparent head injury, but he appears to be no worse for the wear because of it. Barring a setback at some point, he's in a good position to play in Sunday's game against the Rams.
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