With Raheem Mostert out for the remainder of the season, the 49ers added running back Kerryon Johnson to their practice squad.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS – Two days and multiple doctor visits after leaving the regular season debut against the Detroit Lions due to a knee injury, the running back season of the San Francisco 49ers, Raheem Mostert, it’s over.
Mostert took to social media on Tuesday afternoon to announce that the injury that Niners They initially hoped it would require minor arthroscopic surgery, to be able to have him back in eight weeks, ending his 2021 campaign.
– Raheem Mostert (@ RMos_8Ball) September 14, 2021
“This gives me, hands down, the best chance of going back to 110 percent. I’ve always come back stronger, and will be this time! I have faith in myself, my doctors, my support system, my team, and God, “he said Mostert in a statement posted on social media, adding feeling “shattered” by the decision.
With Mostert out for the rest of the season, 49ers add to the corridor Kerryon Johnson to his practice squad, the agent said Drew rosenhaus to Adam Schefter from ESPN. Johnson joins a group of runners that also includes newbies Elijah Mitchell and Trey sermon, and the second year player JaMycal Hasty, all of them in the active template.
MostertThe 29-year-old suffered the injury during Sunday’s 41-33 win over the Lions. Carried the ball twice for 20 yards on the second possession by San Francisco, but he went to the bench immediately after a 9+ yard gain on the second play of the series.
On Monday, the head coach of the Niners, Kyle Shanahan, announced that Mostert he would lose approximately eight weeks with “damaged cartilage” in one knee that would require arthroscopy. But, Mostert he sought multiple opinions to make sure that when he returns, he can do so in full force. Those additional opinions pointed him in the direction of surgery that will require a longer recovery time.
All of this leads to the question whether Mostert has played his final match for the 49ers. He is in the final year of a three-year, $ 8.65 million deal signed in 2019. He enjoyed a breakout late in the 2019 season, shining brightly in the playoffs and rushing for 220 yards with four touchdowns in the NFC Championship Game in front of Green bay packers.
But, Mostert he was limited to eight games in 2020, while knee and ankle sprains cost him two and six games, respectively. He entered the current season as the undisputed primary running back of the Niners, but the team began planning for the future with the selection of Sermon in the third round, and Mitchell in the sixth, of the 2021 draft of the NFL.
Mitchell entered by Mostert after injury. It is expected that you will receive the first opportunity to the incumbent position after imposing a franchise mark for the 49ers in rushing yards (104 on 19 carries) in a debut. Hasty, who ran for a touchdown in front of Detroit, expects to be second in the rotation, with Sermon third.
Johnson could be a candidate to be activated to the template, with the Niners only in 50 players once Mostert and the cornerback Jason verrett (ruptured anterior cruciate ligament) make it to injured reserve this week, Also, wide receiver Jalen hurd he arrived at the injured reserve roster Saturday, and the team has yet to sign someone to replace him on the 53-man roster.