The 49’ers got some bad news Monday as nose tackle Aubrayo Franklin left practice field on a cart with a knee injury. The NT was injured when two O-lineman rolled on his leg during a play. He went face down, then held his left knee as trainers quickely gathered around him. More tests will be done before the team decides how long Franklin may be out. “The fear would be it would be something other than a sprain,” said head coach Mike Nolan. “It would be a piece of adversity, something we would need to do a good job responding to.”
Franklin came to San Fran from the Ravens this past offseason, and is expected to help out the Niners in stopping the run. He is currently set to be the starting nose tackle in San Fran’s 3-4 defense. For now defensive lineman Ronald Fields will fill in for Franklin along with Isaac Sopoaga.