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Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports



San Francisco 49ers safety Adrian Colbert suffered a broken thumb during Sunday's win against the New York Giants. The injury required surgery to ensure his thumb properly healed. It appears that the surgery went well, according to a Twitter post by Colbert.


Colbert's injury came early in the game, but the rookie safety continued to play in all 66 of the defensive snaps against New York. He will be questionable for the team's November 26 game against the Seattle Seahawks, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan.

"He ended up breaking something in his hand," Shanahan said on Monday. "Part of his thumb. He's going to have to get a procedure here so he'll be questionable for Seattle ... You don't want to play with it, or it could heal wrong, so we've got to get that fixed right away. He possibly could miss the Seattle game, but I feel pretty good about him after that."

Colbert has 17 combined tackles and three passes defensed through nine games this season. Upon drafting him, the 49ers intended to use Colbert as a cornerback. Once he moved to safety, where he has remained, the rookie began to shine, and the coaching staff quickly took notice.

The 49ers are already down two other safeties. Both Jimmie Ward and Jaquiski Tartt are on injured reserve with broken arms. Colbert is the third safety to suffer an injury in as many consecutive weeks.