SAN FRANCISCO 49ers’ Josh Norman Released from Hospital

SAN FRANCISCO 49ers' Josh Norman Released from Hospital

SAN FRANCISCO 49ers’ Josh Norman Released from Hospital!

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Josh Norman was released from the hospital Monday after leaving Sunday night’s game against the Green Bay Packers following an injury in the first half…


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A post shared by Josh R. Norman (@jno24) reports that Niners head coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters Monday night that Norman is day-to-day with a bruised lung.

Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reported “#49ers CB Josh Norman, who was ruled out of last night’s game with a chest injury suffered in the first half, was taken to the hospital after spitting up blood, sources say. All tests came back OK but Norman spent the night in the hospital as a precaution.”

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network later reported Norman had bruised lungs and tissue damage that may have caused internal bleeding. Rapoport added Norman was undergoing additional testing and that the cornerback “hopes to play next week.”

He reports:

#49ers CB Josh Norman, who impressed in his short stint in SF, is dealing with two bruised lungs, along with tissue damage which may have caused some internal bleeding, sources say. Tests ongoing. Doctors will be cautious, but he’s in good spirits and hopes to play next week.

Norman recorded a tackle and a forced fumble before exiting Sunday’s game. San Francisco cornerback K’Waun Williams was also forced out of the game due to a calf injury, leaving the 49ers thin at the position.

The 49ers have already lost starting cornerback Jason Verrett for the remainder of the season after he suffered a torn ACL in Week 1. On Sunday they entered the game with corners Dre Kirkpatrick and Ambry Thomas on the inactive list.

Norman, a former All-Pro selection in his 10th NFL season, was signed by the 49ers earlier this month to add depth to the secondary. He spent the 2020 season with the Buffalo Bills, recording 24 tackles, four passes defended an interception, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery.

In the coming week, San Francisco will face the daunting task of facing talented Seattle receivers Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf with a depleted secondary.