In a sign of good news on the injury front for the San Francisco 49ers, rookie safety Eric Reid said he’s passed the first required tests for a player suffering a concussion. Passing the first tests is positive and puts him on track to play Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. But he still has more progress to make before he is officially cleared to play.
Reid said he has not experienced any symptoms from the concussion he sustained after he tackled Sidney Rice last Sunday. At first, the rookie safety did not recall the play he was hurt on as he was on the field being looked at by the trainers. He did say later in the locker room during an evaluation that he remembered the play.
I had no headache, felt perfectly normal and wanted to go back and play, but they hid my helmet somewhere. After watching on film, it didn’t look like a bad hit.
In other injury news, we can expect the 49ers defense to have all of their starters against the Colts, minus nose tackle Ian Williams who is out for the season. Aldon Smith (back), Justin Smith (shoulder), NaVorro Bowman (left wrist) and Ray McDonald (ankle) all appeared on the injury report for Wednesday. McDonald and J. Smith did not practice on Wednesday, while A. Smith and Bowman were limited at practice.