Report: 49ers' Norman has fractured ribs, trying to play

Josh Norman

Not much is going right for Josh Norman right now, including how his body feels. 

Josina Anderson reported Tuesday night, citing a source, that the 49ers cornerback has fractured ribs and is trying to play through it. 

Norman is in hot waters after the antics he pulled Sunday in the 49ers' 31-17 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. 

He was penalized for taunting after finding himself in the middle of a kerfuffle on the Cardinals' sideline. On the same play, Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury was called for unsportsmanlike conduct.

The Cardinals would have been dealt a fourth-and-35 situation on San Francisco's 36-yard line. Instead, they received an automatic first down thanks to Norman, and quickly set up kicker Matt Prater for a successful 26-yard field goal.

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Norman was immediately sent to the 49ers' bench and didn't see the field again.

The 33-year-old leads the NFL with four forced fumbles, but has a low 53.0 Pro Football Focus grade through six games for the Niners.

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