49ers CB Josh Norman hospitalized with bruised lungs
San Francisco 49ers cornerback Josh Norman Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

49ers CB Josh Norman hospitalized with bruised lungs after spitting up blood

Multiple sources reported Monday that San Francisco 49ers cornerback John Norman is undergoing tests and experiencing an extended hospital stay because of bruises to his lungs that could also be causing internal bleeding.

Norman was forced to exit during the first half of Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers and taken to the hospital after what sounds like a truly scary scene.

Although tests have come back clean and Norman is reportedly looking to play next week, such an injury has to be horrifying.

The veteran CB signed a one-year deal with San Francisco just this month, following a one-year stint with the Buffalo Bills. Norman has already impressed for the Niners, too, tallying three combined tackles and a forced fumble in his first two games played for the NFC West team. The 33-year-old Coastal Carolina product registered 24 tackles, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and an interception in nine regular-season games last year for Buffalo.

Chelena Goldman grew up on a street where the boys played street hockey and yelling at baseball and football over the radio was a standard -- making life as a sports geek the perfect fit. She believes in dominance on the blue line, good red wine, and the theory that you can never be too overdressed for any occasion. You can find her gabbing away on Twitter at @ChelenaGoldman.

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