Ward sustains concussion, 49ers fear serious injury for Reid

Ward sustains concussion, 49ers fear serious injury for Reid

SANTA CLARA – Cornerback Jimmie Ward was diagnosed with a concussion late in the 49ers’ 30-17 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday, the team announced.

Also, 49ers free safety Eric Reid sustained an injury that could impact his availability for the remainder of the season. Reid sustained an injury to his right arm late in the game. He was seen leaving Levi's Stadium with his arm in a sling. The fear is Reid sustained a torn biceps, which would require season-ending surgery. He is scheduled for an MRI on Monday.

Ward was injured while tackling Patriots receiver Julian Edelman on a 7-yard gain. He returned to the locker room, where he underwent further evaluation that determined he sustained a concussion.

Ward must now pass the NFL’s concussion protocol in order to return to practice and be eligible to play in the 49ers’ game next Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.

49ers vs. Rams live: Score, highlights, analysis on NFL Week 7 game

49ers vs. Rams live: Score, highlights, analysis on NFL Week 7 game

1:09 p.m.: The 49ers take the field looking niiiiiiice …

12:55 p.m.: How’d you like to see this QB-receiver connection in a game?

12:50 p.m.: Well, you won't miss the Rams on the field with their all-gold get-ups.

12:35 p.m.: The 49ers are playing tribute to the 1994 Super Bowl-winning team with these slick threads.

Marquise Goodwin likes them so much that he just to dance.

12:30 p.m.: Time to join Greg Papa, Therese Vinal, Jeff Garcia and Donte Whitner for 49ers Pregame Live. Download the MyTeams by NBC Sports app using the link below to watch on your mobile device, or turn to NBC Sports Bay Area on your TV.

12:12 p.m.: 49ers punter Bradley Pinion evidently has a good arm …

If he really wanted to show off, though, he’d throw the ball toward Jerry Rice, who’s taking care of fans’ autograph requests on the field.

11:58 a.m.: Welp, Richard Sherman won't be on the field for the 49ers today because of his calf injury.

11:45 a.m.: If you're not already watching, check out "49ers First Look" with Matt Maiocco, Jennifer Lee Chan and Donte Whitner on our Facebook page. Link below.

9:54 a.m.: Coming off a big game against the Packers, wide receiver Marquise Goodwin is someone you need to keep an eye  Sunday, according to Matt Maiocco. Here are his three other players to watch.

9:45 a.m.: Statues of Dwight Clark and Joe Montana commemorating "The Catch" were unveiled by the 49ers at the ceremony outside Levi's Stadium Gate A this morning.

As Ray Ratto writes, the statue of Clark comes at the right time.

9:28am: It's been a short week for the 49ers as they take on the Rams six days after losing a heartbreaker to the Packers.

Despite one less day to get ready, three players who were listed as questionable Friday reportedly will play Sunday at Levi's Stadium.

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, wide receiver Pierre Garcon and cornerbacks K'Waun Williams and Ahkello Witherspoon all are expected to play against the Rams. Veteran cornerback Richard Sherman will be a game-time decision because of a calf injury.

Programming note: Greg Papa, Jeff Garcia, Donte Whitner and Therese Vinal get you set for the game with 49ers Pregame Live at 12:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Bay Area and streaming live on the MyTeams App by NBC Sports. After the game, tune back in for 49ers Postgame Live!

49ers vs. Rams: Watch Pregame Live on MyTeams

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49ers vs. Rams: Watch Pregame Live on MyTeams

The 49ers face their toughest task yet against the undefeated Rams at Levi's Stadium. 

And they'll be without their top cornerback Richard Sherman. 

Here's Matt Maiocco's four 49ers players to watch against the top team in the NFL.

Watch pregame analysis on the MyTeams App. 

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