"He’s in the protocol with the trainers and the doctors, going through that protocol," Jim Tomsula said Monday. "With those things, there’s no timelines. It’s however he heals. It’s a set protocol."
Patton's 40-yard jet sweep in the second quarter was the 49ers' second-longest play of Sunday's game, while the offense could muster only 196 yards in total. Patton's 53 yards receiving set a new career high after notching 34 yards in a December win over the Arizona Cardinals late in his rookie season of 2013.
With the road game against the New York Giants ahead, the 49ers might be without Patton, allowing for second-year receiver Bruce Ellington to see an expanded role after playing just three snaps against the Packers. Ellington was coming off a two-game absence after suffering an ankle injury leading up to Week 2's blowout loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Patton has seven catches on 10 targets for 85 yards and no touchdowns this season.
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