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Warner has reassuring message for 49ers fans after ankle scare originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
After an injury scare during Sunday's NFC Wild Card Game, Fred Warner offered a reassuring message to 49ers fans that "we'll be good to go" for the upcoming divisional-round matchup with the Green Bay Packers.
Sorry for the scare yesterday everyone, I appreciate everyone showing love and support for me and the fellasðð¾. Weâll be good to go. Huge win, onto the next.
— Fred Warner (@fred_warner) January 17, 2022
Warner tweaked an ankle injury that had bothered him earlier in the season and was set to undergo tests Monday when the 49ers returned to the Bay Area.
Before exiting Sunday's game, Warner recorded five combined tackles.
During coach Kyle Shanahan's conference call with reporters Monday, he noted the 49ers are optimistic that Warner will be able to play Saturday vs. the Packers.
“We’ll evaluate it and see as the week goes,” Shanahan said. “The initial scare was it could have been a high (ankle sprain), so we got good news on that. He had something similar to this earlier in the year, but we’ll evaluate him on (Tuesday).”
The 49ers will need Warner's leadership on the defense against the NFC's top-seeded Packers on Saturday. Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams both were first-team All-Pros in 2021, and Adams hauled in 12 catches for 132 yards and a touchdown when these teams met back in Week 3.