Ian Rapoport reports that 49ers DE Tank Carradine is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a high-ankle sprain and may not be a candidate for the injured reserve, as previously mentioned by HC Kyle Shanahan.
Rapoport adds that Carradine’s MRI came back “relatively clean“, which is encouraging news for the 49ers given Shanahan said that the injured reserve was a possibility for him.
“Tank has got a high ankle sprain,” Shanahan said, via Pro Football Talk. “We haven’t gotten his MRI back, but we’re going to have to get that and really decide whether IR or not, because any time you’ve got a high ankle sprain, it’s going to be a while. So we’re not exactly sure how long it’s going to be. We’ll have to decide that probably Monday.”
Carradine, 27, is a former second-round pick of the 49ers back in 2013. He was in the final year of his four-year, $4.948 million rookie contract when he and San Francisco agreed to a one-year contract extension before the start of the 2016 season.
Carradine will make a base salary of $1.1 million this year before becoming an unrestricted free agent in 2018.
In 2017, Carradine has appeared in three games and recorded seven tackles and a sack.