Head coach Kyle Shanahan called it a PCL injury on Monday that would not need surgery. On Tuesday morning, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Reid is only expected to miss a few weeks.
The former first-round pick and 2013 Pro Bowler fits perfectly into defensive coordinator Robert Saleh's scheme and was expected to be the centerpiece of the Niners' hard-hitting unit throughout the season. While that plan has skipped a beat, at least Reid will be available at some point again in the near future.
Linebacker Reuben Foster did not participate in practice Tuesday. He's dealing with an ankle injury sustained during the season opener loss against the Panthers.
Here are other injury notes we're tracking Tuesday:
- The Panthers placed tight end Greg Olsen on injured reserve due to the broken foot he endured Sunday.
"He broke the fifth metatarsal on his right foot -- it's called a Jones fracture," head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion told the Panthers' official site. "He had a screw inserted to repair the fracture."
Jones also said he believes cornerback Orlando Scandrick (hand) will be back for the Monday Night Football matchup with the Cards. Corner Chidobe Awuzie (hamstring) is a "possibility," Jones said. The owner did not have an update on cornerback Nolan Carroll, who suffered a concussion against the Broncos.