It has been five weeks since Patton was initially injured and the rookie gave a brief update during a radio interview last Friday afternoon to promote an autograph session he was doing.
Patton said that he has been working on his upper body, while getting treatment on his foot. He did not specify what that treatment is, but only that he has not been running or doing any work on it.
The radio hosts asked Patton if fans could expect to see him on the field again this season, and Patton referred them to Coach Harbough and the trainers.
According to ESPN.com, Patton has been seen without his walking boot and coach Harbough believes the rookie will make it back.
"I anticipate he'll be playing again," Harbough said. "I think ahead of schedule for Quinton."
Patton broke a metatarsal bone in his foot against the St. Louis Rams when he caught his first pass of the season. A fourth-round pick out of Louisiana Tech, Patton had a broken finger in training camp. When he has been healthy, he has shown a lot of promise and opportunity to move up the depth chart.
References: NBC Sports, NBC Sports, and Niners Nation
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