49ers Aaron Banks set to be limited in practice after Week 5 shoulder injury

Oct 11, 2023, 2:33 PM | Updated: 3:00 pm

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The San Francisco 49ers enter Week 6 with a relatively clean bill of health, especially with Aaron Banks set to make an appearance.

The Red & Gold’s left guard is expected to practice in a limited fashion Wednesday, according to coach Kyle Shanahan. Banks suffered a mild shoulder strain in Week 5’s clash with the Dallas Cowboys. The injury occurred sometime in the second quarter of the contest, forcing him to be held out the entirety of the second half.

Feared to have suffered a bicep injury at first, the 49ers and Shanahan felt a sigh of relief when tests confirmed a much better diagnosis for their starting offensive lineman.

“Yes. Anytime it’s the bicep, we were obviously nervous about it, and still an injury, but not as bad as it could have been,” Shanahan said about Banks’ injury Monday.

The Notre Dame product has been rock solid since taking the starting job in 2022, scoring a 62.7 Pro Football Focus grade last season. So far in 2023, he has allowed zero sacks on quarterback Brock Purdy.

Additionally, running back Elijah Mitchell did not practice Wednesday due to a knee injury. Mitchell suffered the setback during a practice session leading up to Week 4. He has been inactive ever since. The Louisiana alum has dealt with knee issues stemming to last season, playing in only five regular season contests in 2022.

Lastly, left tackle Trent Williams and tight end George Kittle had veteran rest days Wednesday.

Upcoming San Francisco 49ers Schedule

  • Sunday, October 15th @ Cleveland Browns – 10:00 AM PST
  • M0nday, October 23rd @ Minnesota Vikings – 5:15 PM PST
  • Sunday, October 29th vs. Cincinnati Bengals – 1:25 PM PST
  • Sunday, November 12th @ Jacksonville Jaguars – 10:00 AM PST
  • Sunday, November 19th vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- 1:05 PM PST

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