Kyle Shanahan’s decision not to put cornerback Charvarius Ward back in Thursday night’s game turned out to be the right one. Ward was evaluated for a concussion and cleared to return to the field, but Shanahan didn’t feel right putting the CB back in. Shanahan revealed to reporters on Friday that Ward was suffering from a concussion and is now in concussion protocol.
That was one of a handful of injury updates from Thursday’s game in Seattle. Shanahan stated that cornerback Ambry Thoms (ankle), wide receiver Danny Gray, and wide receiver Danny Gray are both healthy after they left the game early.
Shanahan’s decision to not put Ward back in the game could’ve saved him from a more severe injury. Ward will be in concussion protocol which means he’s unable to practice or play until he’s cleared. There’s no set recovery time on head injuries, but with no game until December 24, Ward will have more than a week to get through the steps required to return to action.
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