After a scary moment in the second quarter occurred when 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin was taken to the hospital with a head injury; a 49ers official told 49ers’ KNBR broadcasters Ted Robinson and Tim Ryan that Goodwin will be OK.
Goodwin caught a pass on a slant route in the red zone when he was struck in the helmet by Rams strong safety Blake Countess’ helmet. Countess lead with his head and forearm, so when Goodwin dipped his head at the last instant, he ran right into Countess’ head. Goodwin lay prone for several moments and was eventually helped onto a cart to leave the field.
Cousin and starting free safety Adrian Colbert talked to Goodwin throughout his time on the field and also helped him onto the cart. For Goodwin, it was his second concussion of the year, and the fourth since 2014.
The injury prevented Goodwin from a 1,000-yard season; he needed 66 yards receiving to reach the milestone for the first time. Goodwin, nevertheless, had a career year after taken over for the injured Pierre Garcon as the no. 1 receiver.