San Francisco 49ers No. 1 corner Tarell Brown suffered a severe rib injury in a narrow loss to the New Orleans Saints a couple of weeks ago, and it was an extremely scary moment for Brown and the 49ers. Following the game, there was some fear that Brown could even be out for the season, but those fears were quickly dispelled. Still, Brown was easily ruled out for the Monday night game against the Washington Redskins (to be honest, they never really needed him against a team as bad as the Redskins), and it doesn’t sound like he’s going to play against the St. Louis Rams tomorrow.
The Sacramento Bee’s Matt Barrows writes that Tarell Brown is “very unlikely to play” this week against the Rams, and Brown said that he has “internal injuries”. That definitely doesn’t sound good, and there’s absolutely no reason for him to play. I mean, it’s not like Kellen Clemens is a huge threat, and there’s also no point in rushing back a player of Brown’s importance and caliber. His rib injury is a very serious one, and he was in extreme pain and had difficulty breathing following the injury.
We can safely rule out Brown for tomorrow’s game, and it will be interesting to see if he plays in next week’s huge rivalry matchup against the Seattle Seahawks. Keep an eye out for Brown’s status next week, and the 49ers definitely don’t need him out there against the Rams. Plus, recently extended CB Tramaine Brock has been excellent, so both Carlos Rogers and Brock are mighty fine options as starters. Losing Brown against the Seahawks would definitely hurt, though the 49ers are known for being prudent with injured players.