Jimmie Ward to undergo surgery Friday but will return for camp

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49ers safety Jimmie Ward will undergo surgery for his broken collarbone Friday, NFL Media reports.

Ward will miss eight weeks, so the 49ers should see his return for training camp. But Ward should have no problem getting back for Week One.

The six-year veteran was injured diving for a ball during organized team activities Thursday. He played only 16 games the past two seasons combined, missing 16 games after twice breaking his arm.

Ward has played 51 games with 31 starts in his career, with two interceptions, two forced fumbles, 21 pass breakups and 182 tackles.

The 49ers made Ward a first-round pick in 2014.

5 responses to “Jimmie Ward to undergo surgery Friday but will return for camp

  1. What is more fragile than glass? Jimmie Ward. Why oh why did SF sign this guy after his injury history? Only John Lynch knows….🤦‍♂️

  2. The frustrating thing is, the Niners will likely stand pat and not bring in another FS. Odds are, this is not Ward’s last injury this season.

  3. This guy is very talented, but if Niners are relying on him this year, season is over before it’s started. Ward may be back to start the season, but odds say it’s unlikely he’ll play more than a game or two before his next quad or broken bone:

    Stress fracture before scouting combine…quad injury rookie year…toe injury in rookie year (IR)…quad injury second year…fractured forearm next year…again fractured forearm next year…now broken collarbone. He plays hard — too hard for his body type.

  4. When you break your collar bone at a non contact OTA, the football gods are trying to tell you something. Like find a new career..

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