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49ers don’t think Tarell Brown will miss rest of season


49ers cornerback Tarell Brown suffered a rib injury during last Sunday’s loss to the Saints that was serious enough to force him to spend the night in New Orleans and fly back to San Francisco on Monday.

On Thursday, coach Jim Harbaugh said at his press conference that the team does not believe Brown’s injury is severe enough to end his season although he expects that it will “take a little time” before he’s able to return to the lineup. Harbaugh didn’t get specific about Brown’s diagnosis, but did say that word of cracked ribs that was reported earlier in the week didn’t hit the nail on the head.

With Brown apparently out for Monday night’s game against the Redskins, Tramaine Brock will step into a larger role across from Carlos Rogers. Brock has done a very good job as the team’s third corner this year, pushing Nnamdi Asomugha out of the lineup and, eventually, off the team. Eric Wright should also see a bump in playing time as long as Brown is on the sideline.

The Redskins will be down a receiver for the game after losing Leonard Hankerson for the season to a knee injury.

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13 Responses to “49ers don’t think Tarell Brown will miss rest of season”
  1. thepftpoet says: Nov 21, 2013 3:42 PM

    Just pull a Pete Carroll and give him some HGH and he will be back next week

  2. assuredmutualdestruction says: Nov 21, 2013 3:46 PM

    Getting thin at an already thin position…not a good sign for the defense going into a tough stretch of games. I smell another loss coming soon. And that Arizona game is starting to loom larger and larger.

  3. kevindeleon says: Nov 21, 2013 3:47 PM

    “suffered a rib injury during last Sunday‚Äôs victory over the Saints”

    Saints will be surprised to hear they lost that game…you know…after winning it and all.

  4. dmatt777 says: Nov 21, 2013 3:49 PM

    40 Whiners did NOT have a victory over the Saints.

  5. dmatt777 says: Nov 21, 2013 3:50 PM

    Saints beat da 40 Whiners.
    Whiners did NOT WIN.

  6. ninerswilldominatelikebefore says: Nov 21, 2013 3:51 PM

    keep doubting our niners haters, its not over till’ its over..

  7. jda129 says: Nov 21, 2013 4:15 PM

    Their offense takes time off all the time. That entire D is entitled to a little R&R.

  8. calicokiller49 says: Nov 21, 2013 4:37 PM

    I think he meant to say what shouldve been a niner victory, had it not been for that b.s. call

  9. 1phd says: Nov 21, 2013 4:41 PM

    He meant “victory, were it not for the refs.”

  10. assuredmutualdestruction says: Nov 21, 2013 4:55 PM

    I think he meant the niners would have won if they hadn’t given up twice as many yards in the game.

  11. illinininer says: Nov 21, 2013 5:03 PM

    Yes, I’m a 49ers fan. No, that does not make me biased and blind by default. I understand that in today’s NFL the Brooks hit on Brees was illegal. However, I don’t understand why there is no penalty or why no one has even mentioned how Brown was injured. He was in a seated position after making a tackle at the goal line when the Saints FB jumped on the pile. Reverse those players’ roles on Off/Def and it’s a 15-yd penalty and a $7-8K fine.

  12. seaeagle707 says: Nov 21, 2013 5:35 PM

    GO SKINS!!!

  13. wickedmadd says: Nov 21, 2013 5:39 PM

    I don’t understand why no one is talking about the headlock that Colin Kaepernick was in from the saints number 76. That was far worse of a “hit to the head or neck area”. He almost ripped his helmet off!

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