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Lance could practice this week; 49ers unsure about Williams

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SANTA CLARA — The 49ers might be getting a few players back for their Week 8 matchup against the Chicago Bears, but they have lost a few as well. 

On a conference call with Bay Area reporters Monday, Kyle Shanahan provided injury updates following the 49ers' 30-18 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. 

Cornerback Emmanuel Moseley, who injured his back on Sunday night, is doing better a day later, Shanahan said. Safety Jaquiski Tartt suffered a bone bruise in his knee and will be out a few weeks. 

Both pass rusher Dee Ford and linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair are in the league's concussion protocol and their availability for the 49ers' game against the Bears will be determined later in the week as they progress through testing procedures. 

In regards to injuries not related to Sunday's rain-soaked game at Levi's Stadium, Trey Lance, who suffered a knee sprain in Week 5, is on pace to return to practice on Wednesday. Shanahan believes that after two weeks of missing work on the field, the rookie quarterback will be limited at the beginning. 

If Lance’s knee is healthy enough to practice this week, he will have an opportunity to be involved in a few situational plays as he has done in the past, but Jimmy Garoppolo will remain the starter against the Bears.

 
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Left tackle Trent Williams, who is tasked with protecting the blindside of both 49ers quarterbacks, aggravated his ankle at practice a week ago and could miss more time. 

“Trent Williams is still day-to-day,” Shanahan said. “We are going to see how his ankle reacts. I was surprised we didn’t get him back last week, which shows the ankle responded worse than we anticipated. 

“I can’t make any assumptions this week. I’m hoping to get him but that will be day-to-day." 

There were no changes regarding second-year pro Javon Kinlaw, who missed the entire week with a lingering knee injury. The defensive tackle will be evaluated this week, and Shanahan hopes to come to a decision this week on if Kinlaw will be a candidate to be placed on injured reserve or not.

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