Same shoulder; different injury.

According to the 49ers, rookie inside linebacker Reuben Foster has a “mild AC joint sprain” in his surgically repaired right shoulder. However, the injury is not connected to the torn labrum he sustained during his senior season at Alabama, a team official said.

Foster, who was injured in a joint practice with the Broncos on Wednesday, will be limited in today’s practice and will have a no-contact restriction.

Foster was viewed as a top-10 talent, but he slipped to No. 31 overall partly because of concerns about his shoulder. Some teams reportedly thought it would require a second surgery and cause him to miss the 2017 season.

On Wednesday, general manager John Lynch responded, “No. He’s good,” when asked if Foster had sustained a serious injury.

“I talked to him and like Reuben, big smile, said, ‘I’m straight,’” Lynch said. “And so he’s good. He’s straight.”

Foster is presumably unlikely to play in Saturday’s preseason game against Denver, which will thin out an already depleted inside linebacker corps. On Wednesday, the 49ers waive/injured inside linebackers Donavin Newsom and Jayson DiManche.

Today, the 49ers re-signed inside linebacker Shayne Skov, who appeared in 24 games with the team from 2014-16 and primarily played special teams.

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