San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard spoke with the media on Tuesday as the team prepares for its Thursday-night game against the Oakland Raiders.


Transcript provided by the San Francisco 49ers Communications staff.


How are you feeling?

"I feel alright. I'm feeling alright."

Head coach Kyle Shanahan said you haven't been able to grip a football?

"Yeah, my wrist and thumb are kind of messed up. It's two days after the game so hopefully tomorrow it will feel a lot better."

Have you had x-rays? Are they negative?

"Yeah, I had x-rays done and there's nothing broken on the x-rays."

I saw you shaking it on the sideline at one point. Did it affect you during the game at all?

"I definitely felt it during the game. I felt it when it happened. But, I think with adrenaline going, I don't think it was affecting the way I was throwing the ball."

How exactly did it happen?

"I hit it on someone's helmet."

Do you know the series, the play?

"It was the play where somebody came through the middle. I was throwing it to Dante across the middle and threw it low and just got hit when I was throwing it and my hand went right into the guy's helmet."

Do you think you'll be able to play Thursday?

"I'm hoping so, yeah."

Have you had injuries like this before?

"Not a wrist injury on my throwing hand, no. I've had a thumb issue, but not wrist."

When you look back on Sunday's game, how is this different than a normal work week as far as how much time you spend on looking at what happened as opposed to now turning the page and looking forward?

"It's a crazy quick turnaround. Today is like a Friday for us and it's our first day of practice. So, a lot of stuff is going in, normal down and distance, third down stuff's going in. Tomorrow night we'll be in a hotel again. So, it's different and you don't take as much time looking back on the last one. Obviously you watch it, you talk about it, but we haven't even talked about it today."

The nose and forehead, same play?

"No, different play."

Do you remember when that happened?

"Yeah, it was on a quarterback draw on like the five. Took a step back and [Arizona Cardinals S Antoine] Bethea was there. It was that play."

You didn't break your nose, did you?

"No, I don't think so."