Josh Norman needs to be protected from himself.
The 49ers cornerback had to make an early exit from Sunday Night’s game against the Packers with a chest injury. After the game, head coach Kyle Shanahan said he was unsure of the severity of Norman’s injury.
Mike Garafolo reported on Monday morning that Norman spent the night in the hospital because he was spitting up blood.
Now according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Norman is dealing with two bruised lungs and tissue damage, which may have caused some internal bleeding.
On top of that, he still wants to play next week.
“49ers CB Josh Norman, who impressed in his short stint in SF, is dealing with two bruised lungs, along with tissue damage which may have caused some internal bleeding, sources say. Tests ongoing. Doctors will be cautious, but he’s in good spirits and hopes to play next week.”
Norman was credited with a tackle and a forced fumble before leaving the game.
The 49ers play the Seahawks in Week Four.