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 ESPN.com. 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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The 49ers aren't expecting Wilson (knee) to return from the PUP list until late November, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
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.
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.
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.
Juszczyk rushed once for no gain and caught three of four targets for 35 yards in Sunday's 17-10 loss to the Cardinals.
Benjamin did not catch any of his three targets in Sunday's 17-10 loss to Arizona.
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.
Sanu caught two of three targets for 19 yards in Sunday's 17-10 loss to the Cardinals.
Dwelley caught two of two targets for 25 yards against Arizona on Sunday.
Aiyuk caught two of four targets for 32 yards against Arizona on Sunday.