SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was not expected back from the team’s Monday practice because of an injury suffered in Sunday’s loss to the Denver Broncos, the team said Monday.NFL Network’s Adam Schefter reported that Kaepernick, who left Sunday’s game with a left knee injury and has not practiced since, will not be cleared for the team-mandated Sunday night game against the San Diego Chargers.NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported the injury was “not expected to sideline him,” but that he was doubtful that Kaepernick would play on Sunday.
The 49ers announced Sunday that Kaepernick has not participated in the team practices since the game, and that he has not been cleared to play.
“The medical staff will evaluate the progress and determine if he should be able to practice at this time,” the team told reporters.
“He has been diagnosed with a broken bone in his right knee and has been advised to rest.”
Kaepernick did not play in Sunday night’s game after suffering a sprained right ankle in the first quarter.
The quarterback was limited in practice all week and played just two snaps in Sunday Night Football.
The 49ers signed veteran wide receiver Brandon Lloyd to fill the role in the second half.