Jimmie Ward went to the NFL Scouting Combine in February unaware of a fracture in his right foot. Doctors alerted him of the issue and did not allow him to work out.
His pre-draft medical recheck in Indianapolis on March 25 brought good news — doctors reported that the foot was healing on schedule.
But, according to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, Ward is likely out until training camp in late-July due to the injury, specifically referred to as a Jones fracture, which deals with the fifth metatarsal bone in the midfoot area.
The 49ers selected Ward No. 30 overall with knowledge of the player’s medical history, so this isn’t exactly a shocker for them. Ward was in attendance Friday at the team’s opening day of rookie camp, but was only cleared for mental reps.