Jimmie Ward Injury: Updates on 49ers DB’s Foot and Recovery

November 15, 2014   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The San Francisco 49ers defense suffered another significant hit Saturday as it was announced that rookie safety Jimmie Ward has been lost for the season.
According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, the Northern Illinois product has been placed on injured reserve with a foot ailment:
The first-round pick had started eight games for the Niners, although he previously missed their Week 7 game with a quad injury.
Although Ward's injury puts a damper on the 49ers' preparation for their Week 11 game against the New York Giants, they have made the most of the roster spot created by his transfer to injured reserve. Per 49ers.com, the team has activated pass-rusher Aldon Smith, who was suspended for the first 10 weeks of the season.
Ward has a history of foot issues as he previously had surgery on the same foot, per Eric Branch of The San Francisco Chronicle:
With Ward on the shelf, Perrish Cox's role on the defense is expected to increase, according to Maiocco:<...

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