Trey Sermon, RB (SF)

Officially limited Wednesday

Sermon (concussion) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

Sermon came out of Week 2 with a concussion, but coach Kyle Shanahan noted Wednesday that the rookie third-round pick was "trending in a good direction" as he practiced in a blue non-contact jersey, per Nick Wagoner of The 49ers already have one running back out for the season -- Raheem Mostert (knee) -- and another dealing with a high-ankle sprain (JaMycal Hasty). Meanwhile, fellow rookie sixth-rounder Elijah Mitchell is tending to a shoulder injury that Shanahan described as "worse than a stinger," according to David Lombardi of The Athletic. Sermon will need to pass all five phases of the protocol for head injuries to suit up Sunday night against the Packers, but with so many unknowns in San Francisco's backfield it's unclear how the RB work will break down. Trenton Cannon and Jacques Patrick are the only other backs on the 49ers' active roster, while Kerryon Johnson and Chris Thompson are candidates to be elevated from the practice squad.

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Raheem Mostert


Checks in for surgery

San Francisco head coach Kyle Shanahan said Mostert will undergo surgery Tuesday to address chipped cartilage in his left knee, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.

Jimmy Garoppolo


Better odds to start Week 7?

Garoppolo (calf) may have a better chance to start after the 49ers' Week 6 bye following news that Trey Lance sprained his left knee during Sunday's 17-10 loss in Arizona, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.

Trey Lance


Picks up sprained knee

Lance suffered a left knee sprain during Sunday's 17-10 loss at Arizona, leaving his status for the 49ers' next game Week 7 against the Colts, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.

Trey Sermon


Reverts to backup role

Sermon was only on the field for two offensive snaps (three percent) Sunday, finishing with one carry for seven yards in a 17-10 loss to Arizona.