Josh Norman, a 49ers cornerback, was released from the hospital after suffering a lung injury.
Josh Norman, a cornerback for the San Francisco 49ers, has returned to the team after being hospitalized with a bruised lung sustained during Sunday night’s game against the Green Bay Packers.
Norman was hit in the chest with a helmet early in the second quarter, injuring him. According to 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan, the veteran defensive back spit up blood, and subsequent examinations indicated he had fluid in his lungs.
Norman returned to team meetings Monday afternoon after leaving the hospital. Norman is considered day-to-day, according to Shanahan, and there’s a chance he’ll play this week against the Seattle Seahawks.
Shanahan told reporters, “There’s a chance [he might play this week].” “The way things are going, he’ll have to clear some imaging and pass the CT scans before he can return to practice.
“From what I’ve heard, that might take anywhere from a day to a week, so we’ll just have to keep an eye on it each day as the week progresses.”
Norman attempted to tackle Packers running back Aaron Jones early in the second quarter, resulting in a fumble that bounced out of bounds at the 49ers’ 3-yard line. On the next play, the 49ers came up with a fourth-down stop.
Shanahan described the situation as follows: “I believe [Jones] planted his helmet right in his chest and just got him in a sensitive area.”
Norman did not return for the Packers’ Sunday Night Football showdown. He was credited with one tackle and a forced fumble in 30 snaps versus Green Bay.
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