The 49ers left New Orleans without a victory and reportedly without cornerback Tarell Brown as well.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Brown spent Sunday night in New Orleans as a precautionary measure after suffering a rib injury during the game. Brown, was injured near the end of the first half and did not return, flew back to San Francisco on Monday.
Brown is believed to have cracked ribs, but a specific diagnosis of the injury isn’t known. Per Rapoport, Brown’s likely to miss time as a result of the injury. It’s bad timing for a player who can become a free agent after the season and who lost out on $2 million during the offseason because of the bad advice of his former agent.
The 49ers will turn to Tramaine Brock and Eric Wright alongside Carlos Rogers if Brown does end up out of the lineup. Brock has played well as the third cornerback this season, but Wright has only recently started playing after a long spell on the non-football injury list.