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.
#49ers CB Josh Norman, who impressed in his short stint in SF, is dealing with two bruised lungs, along with tissue damage which may have caused some internal bleeding, sources say. Tests ongoing. Doctors will be cautious, but he’s in good spirits and hopes to play next week.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 27, 2021
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.
#49ers CB Josh Norman, who was ruled out of last night’s game with a chest injury suffered in the first half, was taken to the hospital after spitting up blood, sources say. All tests came back OK but Norman spent the night in the hospital as a precaution.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 27, 2021
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.