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49ers Get Big Injury Updates on Jimmie Ward and Jason Verrett

Isaiah De Los Santos
The San Francisco 49ers have received some big injury news on Jimmie Ward and Jason Verrett heading into Week 5.
The San Francisco 49ers have received some big injury news on Jimmie Ward and Jason Verrett heading into Week 5. / (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

The San Francisco 49ers have managed to go 2-2 to begin the season despite being down several playmakers. San Francisco's secondary has notably been without Jimmie Ward and Jason Verrett for the first four games, though both players could begin the return process in Week 5.

The latest update on Ward and Verrett is big news for this shorthanded defense.

Ward and Verrett are expected to practice on Wednesday, according to head coach Kyle Shanhan. This is a major first step to them returning to game action after being placed om the injured reserve and physically unable to perform lists, respectively.

Getting these two back will be a huge boost to a 49ers defense that's already been one of the league's best without them. Ward started 16 games for San Francisco last season, recording two interceptions (including a pick-six) and six passes defended in 2021. He picked up a hamstring injury this offseason that has forced him to miss time.

Verrett, meanwhile, hasn't played since Week 2 of last year after suffering a torn ACL. Health has been a struggle for the former Pro Bowler, so hopefully he's able to avoid the injury bug in his return. He's a difference-maker in the secondary when on the field.

It's unclear when Ward and Verrett will make their 2022 debuts, but that moment could be right around the corner as long as they avoid any setbacks.

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