SANTA CLARA Reuben Foster will be limited in practice Thursday with a shoulder injury, but don’t worry, it’s not the same injury that required surgery before the draft.
Foster has been diagnosed with a mild AC joint sprain in his right shoulder. That the same shoulder that he had surgically repaired in February and which reportedly scared some other teams in the draft. That procudure, however, was to fix a torn rotator cuff.
Foster left practice midway through Wednesday’s session with te Broncos and trainers worked on his right shoulder. He returned to the action during seven-on-seven drills but was held out of team-wide functions — when there is more contact and a greater risk of collisions — for the remainder of the session.
General manager John Lynch said he talked to Foster after the practice and the rookie told him it was nothing serious.
“I talked to him and — like Reuben, big smile — he said, ‘I’m straight.’” Lynch said. “And, so he’s good. He’s straight.”
Earlier in the week, Kyle Shanahan said that Foster was working as the starter at weak-side linebacker but that there was still time for another player to unseat him in that role. Ray-Ray Armstrong filled in with the first-team defense when Foster was on the sideline.