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SANTA CLARA – Safety Jimmie Ward did not sustain a concussion, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh confirmed Wednesday.
Ward appeared to be slow getting up after a collision near the goal line with Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Cole Beasley and 49ers safety Antoine Bethea in the season opener Sunday. Ward was removed from the game just before the two-minute mark in the game.
“No, doctors said he did not,” Harbaugh said when asked if Ward was diagnosed with a concussion. “His helmet got knocked off, and he came to the sideline and they went through the testing and they determined he did not sustain a concussion.”
Ward, who played 46 snaps as the 49ers’ nickelback, recorded one tackle in his NFL debut.
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“I think he did good,” Harbaugh said. “I think he did a fine job. There’ll be great areas to watch and improve and grow. That’s a theme for us this week in a lot of areas.”
Cornerback Tramaine Brock’s availability for Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears is in doubt due to a sprained big toe on his right foot.
Cornerback Chris Culliver sustained a documented concussion and must pass the league’s protocol on concussions to return to action.
Offensive lineman Anthony Davis (hamstring) is not scheduled to practice Wednesday, Harbaugh said. Davis is not expected to be ready to regain his starting job from Jonathan Martin this week.