Team officials said he went home to think about his decision.
He was expected to be out of action for 3-6 weeks, team officials said.
Team officials said, however, that the problem did not seem to be serious.
According to team officials, they will not speak about Brown again.
He is expected to miss about six weeks, team officials said.
According to team officials, there are several issues in the 49ers case.
Team officials have said Way has at best a 50-50 chance to be fit by this summer.
Team officials expect him to miss the rest of the season.
A team official said it would be a week to 10 days before anything was done.
Over the last few days, the idea has received some attention from fans, news media and team officials.