49ers CB Josh Norman working through fractured ribs

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San Francisco 49ers cornerback Josh Norman is dealing with fractured ribs, a league official with direct knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports+. The person requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue.

Norman is trying to work through the injury.

The setback comes after Norman left Sunday's 31-17 loss against the Arizona Cardinals (8-1) following a taunting penalty that gave the opponent a first down. The drive ended with a Cardinals field goal.

Norman had a verbal exchange with Arizona coach Kliff Kingsbury, who was given an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, and confrontation with offensive lineman D.J. Humphries prior to the penalty. Norman did not return to the game after the incident. 

The 49ers (3-5) signed Norman, 33, to a one-year deal in September. He has 20 solo tackles, four forced fumbles and an interception this season. He has also struggled with costly penalties.

Norman (6-0, 200) was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He then played for the Washington Football Team and Buffalo Bills. Norman was a 2015 All-Pro and 2016 Pro Bowl selection.

USA TODAY Sports+ editor Alicia DelGallo contributed to this report.