Jimmie Ward insists he’s “100 percent,” though he’s questionable to play

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49ers safety Jimmie Ward insists he’s “100 percent and good enough to go.” The team, though, intends to be cautious with his return, listing Ward as questionable.

The 49ers listed Ward as doubtful last week, and he didn’t play in the season opener.

“I thought he had his best day today,” Kyle Shanahan said Friday, via Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee.

But Ward might have to wait until next week for his 2017 debut.

“He’s got to wait until it’s 100 percent,” Shanahan said. “Because you always want to go play when someone’s 90 percent, and we’d love to get him out there, but we don’t want to have him go out for a few plays and then miss him for another month.”

Ward injured his hamstring July 27 during a conditioning test. He was warming up for the third preseason game in Minnesota when he felt a pop in his left hamstring, which was scar tissue breaking apart.

Jaquiski Tartt started last week at free safety and made seven tackles and an interception. Tartt also drew a penalty — and a $9,115 fine — for a personal foul on Panthers tight end Greg Olsen.

5 responses to “Jimmie Ward insists he’s “100 percent,” though he’s questionable to play

  1. Well, then either Ward is lying or the 9ers are lying on the injury report. If as Shanahan says the guy has to wait until he’s 100% and they’re not gonna want to risk putting him out there at 90% then, by his own determination, he should be listing Ward as doubtful to play. Don’t get me wrong, I’d rather they got rid of all these injury reports and do like the Premier League and FIFA wherein surgeries are announced but otherwise nothing except that on game day a list of starting guys and healthy potential substitutes is provided a mere hour before kickoff. But rules is rules.

  2. Ward has had trouble staying healthy ever since he arrived in the league, and even when he’s on the field he hasn’t lived up to his 1st round draft status. Another bustaroo from Baalke the roster ruiner.

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