Found September 28, 2013 on NFL Injury Report:
San Francisco 49ers’ rookie wide receiver Quinton Patton will miss some time with a fractured foot, according to's Dan Hanzus. Luckily, his injury was one of the only blemishes on an otherwise impressive divisional win over the St. Louis Rams on Thursday night. However, it does come as unfortunate news for Bay-Area fans as the 49ers’ are already without receivers’ Michael Crabtree and Mario Manningham, who are both sidelined with injuries of their own. Star tight end Vernon Davis has also been hampered by nagging injuries this year which has also effected San Francisco’s offensive production. Patton was a fourth round draft pick this season out of Louisiana Tech University. He was expected to bring an element of speed to the receiving core in San Francisco. The team recently gave up on former first-round draft pick A.J. Jenkins, who was supposed to stretch the field as well. When he failed to produce on the field with consistency, Jenkins was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for fellow receiver Jon Baldwin. While Baldwin is also young and has significant upside—similar to Jenkins—he has also been unable to consistently put safeties on their heels so far in his short career. It seems elite game-speed has truly been a difficult quality for Harbaugh to find ever since his arrival in San Francisco. Patton may eventually turn into a reliable deep-threat in San Francisco. Unfortunately, he will be unable to prove his value from the sideline. The 49ers’ recently announced that they will not place Patton on the season-ending Injured Reserve list do to the fractured foot, however there is still no firm timetable for his return to the field. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt Looking for fantasy football advice?

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