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49ers CB Josh Norman spent the night in the hospital after spitting up blood

Sep 27, 2021 at 6:49 AM--

Josh Norman was one of two San Francisco 49ers cornerbacks who exited Sunday night's game against the Green Bay Packers. K'Waun Williams spent most of the game watching from the sidelines. Josh Norman, however, left for the team's locker room and, according to Mike Garafolo, eventually ended up at a hospital, where he spent the night.

"We had K'Waun with a calf [injury]," Shanahan said after the game. "He didn't return. And Josh Norman with a chest [injury]. He didn't return."

Norman was spitting up blood, per Garafolo's report. While that's pretty scary, the good news is that the tests on the cornerback came back OK, and Norman remained at the hospital overnight as a precaution.

The 49ers signed the veteran cornerback on September 6. He was thrust into a starting role following the season-ending injury to Jason Verrett.

San Francisco lost Sunday's game 30-28 in the closing seconds. After mounting a nice comeback and eventually taking the lead with 37 seconds left on the game clock, the Niners probably would have benefitted from having Norman and Williams on the field as Rodgers quickly moved his offense into range to kick the game-winning field goal.

Update: Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Norman is dealing with two bruised lungs and tissue damage. That's what caused some of the bleeding mentioned above. Rapoport states that tests are ongoing. However, there is hope that the veteran cornerback might be available for the 49ers' Week 4 matchup against the Seattle Seahawks.

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