Linebacker Reuben Foster thinks he can dance, obviously. But can he play football this Sunday in Washington? That remains to be seen. Regardless, Foster did engage in practice for the first time since turning his ankle in the season opener and looked as quick as ever.
Reuben Foster is back on the 49ers practice field, and here's long-awaited video of him dancing on what looks to be a healthy ankle pic.twitter.com/EoqK7yuuBO
— David Lombardi (@LombardiHimself) October 11, 2017
Safety Eric Reid, who injured his knee Week 2 against Seattle, sported a bulky brace on his leg and didn’t seem as ready as Foster. The media is allowed to watch the first part of practice when players go through individual drills, which doesn’t provide a true indication of how a player is responding to injury.
Nevertheless, Foster looked like his bouncy self and did not have any visible wraps on his ankle. Reid looked a little more tender on his ankle and he said in the locker room that he would be limited in practice.
— Sam Hustis (@SamHustis) October 11, 2017
The key will be Thursday, when both players discover how their injuries respond to practice activity. In other injury news, tight end George Kittle and linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong were both wearing blue non-contact jerseys. Meanwhile linebacker NaVorro Bowman missed his traditional one day of practice for veteran rest.