With the preseason opener just days away, the focus for the San Francisco 49ers is to make it to the regular season as healthy as possible. Unfortunately, it appears they suffered a bit of a scare with wide receiver Marquise Goodwin.
Goodwin went down during practice with an apparent ankle injury. According to Rob Lowder of SB Nation, he has since been seen standing under his own power:
Marquise Goodwin was down on the field for a bit and seemed to be in pain with a right lower leg/ankle injury. He was helped up by the training staff and seems ok. Now standing on the sideline with the offense.
This is certainly an encouraging update for San Francisco. Had the injury been severe, Goodwin likely would have been carted off the field while the trainers continued to diagnose his injury. Fortunately, that was not the case as he was able to continue watching the rest of the practice.
Goodwin enjoyed a breakout season in 2017 when he hauled in 56 catches for 962 yards and two touchdowns. It appeared as though the former track star was on the verge of translating his burning speed to the gridiron. Unfortunately, he struggled in his encore performance with a lackluster 2018 campaign.
The 49ers have made an effort to shore up some more firepower in the receiving corps for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in recent years. They are hoping Goodwin can open things up with his skill set as a deep threat.
As a result, he likely will not see the field much during the preseason.