San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Darnell Dockett posted a photo of himself Monday on social media, presumably receiving treatment on his right side, with the description, “Cracked rib,” along with an expletive.
A source confirmed Dockett sustained a cracked rib, but all indications are that the injury is not expected to keep him sidelined for very long.
He is not likely to play in the 49ers’ exhibition final Thursday night against the San Diego Chargers at Levi’s Stadium.
The 49ers open the regular season on Monday, Sept. 14, against the Minnesota Vikings. Dockett told CSNBayArea.com last week that he expects to be used as a pass-rush specialist this season.