SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
LB Ahmad Brooks (lacerated kidney) will miss a minimum of two weeks. LB Scott McKillop (torn ACL and patellar tendon) is likely out for the season. OLB Travis LaBoy (concussion) is expected to return to practice this week. OLB Ahmad Brooks (bruised ribs) will return to practice this week.
Offensive lineman Chester Pitts (knee) and cornerback Josh Pinkard (knee) remain on the active PUP list, which means they still count against the 80-man roster and can be activated at any time. Linebacker Anthony Heygood had successful surgery to repair his torn Achilles tendon. WR Isaiah Stanback tore his Achilles tendon and likely will require surgery.
ST. LOUIS RAMS
It was a tough week for the team's defensive backs. On Tuesday, Aug. 3, cornerback Ron Bartell injured his ankle and a couple days later, safety James Butler suffered a sprained MCL. For Bartell, X-rays were negative for a sprained of his lower ankle. Said coach Steve Spagnuolo, "It's a day-to-day thing. That was really good news, because the way he fell down, you thought it was worse than it came out."
The news wasn't as good for Butler, who missed some games last season because of a knee injury. Said Spagnuolo, "It's one that's going to keep him out a little while. I don't want to classify it as significant, but he's going to be out for a while. We'll take it day-to-day, but I think it will be an extended injury."
Tackle Jason Smith has started working more in team drills as he recovers from a toe injury, and got in some snaps Saturday night in the team's scrimmage ... Defensive tackle Darell Scott, who has been limited since injuring his hamstring in the team's conditioning run July 31, is expected to begin practicing Monday.
Others with minor injuries are linebacker Na'il Diggs (quad), defensive end James Hall (groin), guard Jacob Bell (oblique), fullback Mike Karney (hamstring), wide receivers Mardy Gilyard (wrist), Brandon Gibson (hamstring) and Brooks Foster (groin), safety Kevin Payne (quad).
Running back Keith Toston suffered a concussion during Thursday (Aug. 5) practice and did not practice the next day. Spagnuolo said, "He took the impact test this morning, passed it. Then they move on to exertion and see what the symptoms are and he wasn't great there so they just kept him out." Toston practiced Saturday morning, but didn't participate in contact work.
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