Injuries came left and right, with nosetackle Ian Williams out for the season after suffering a broken ankle on a cut block, and safety Eric Reid and defensive lineman Ray McDonald going down as well.
According to offensive coordinator Vic Fangio, both Reid and McDonald are in “wait-and-see” mode for next week.
Reid was hurt on a violent hit by Seahawks’ wide receiver Sydney Rice, who collided with Reid after making a first-down catch. He was removed from the game with a concussion, and although he displayed no concussion-like symptoms on Monday, Fangio would like to be cautious because Alex Smith didn’t display symptoms last year the day after he sustained a concussion.
McDonald sprained his ankle late in the fourth quarter.
“I think he’s going to be ok, but again it’s a fluid situation,” Fangio said on KNBR (via Matt Barrows). “His ankle is bothering him a little bit, but we’ll see how it goes. But I think it’s much like the Eric Reid situation. We really won’t know until the end of the week.”
The 49ers hope that both Reid and McDonald can suit up next week. Both are starters that play pivotal roles on defense, and they need to be on the field.