4 biggest concerns from 49ers preseason win vs. Raiders

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Jaquiski Tartt, SF 49ers
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No. 2: Jaquiski Tartt is still injury-prone

If anything, it’s admirable veteran strong safety Jaquiski Tartt was able to work his way back onto the active roster after being placed on the physically unable-to-perform list during training camp following his reaggravation of a turf-toe injury that prematurely ended his 2020 campaign.

Tartt later told 49ers.com’s Keiana Martin the injury is the toughest physical setback he’s ever had to overcome, so him getting back on the field again after missing so much time is certainly worth championing.

Except for the fact Tartt appeared to reaggravate it again during the game.

Fortunately, Tartt was able to return to the game after a few plays, which suggests he’ll be ready to go for the Niners’ season opener on Sept. 12, also allowing for some additional healing time.

Still, the concern is there. And considering Tartt has landed on season-ending injured reserve in three of his last four years, the track record suggests another injury is looming.

It’s a good thing San Francisco stockpiled on safeties during the offseason, drafting Talanoa Hufanga and also adding veteran free agents like Tavon Wilson and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.

But Tartt’s injury history might force the 49ers to keep five, not four safeties on the 53-man roster to help guard against the risk.