A team source told ESPN.com that the linebacker could be out until November, when he would be reevaluated.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS – Los San Francisco 49ers they expected the linebacker Dre Greenlaw could return earlier than anticipated after injuring his groin in last week’s win over the Detroit Lions.
On Monday, the head coach of the Niners, Kyle Shanahan, said Greenlaw it would be evaluated day by day in the week. On Thursday, it became clear that Greenlaw he will lose extended time, given that he is scheduled to undergo surgery to correct the groin problem, confirmed a source from the league to ESPN.
Injury to Greenlaw is the third this week to a key headline for the 49ers that will keep you out for an extended period. Arrives after the cornerback Jason verrett and the corridor Raheem mostert they will be out for the remainder of the season with knee injuries.
While waiting for the return of Greenlaw After his surgery, there is no specific timeframe for his return, although he is expected to undergo the procedure within 24 hours and could be sidelined until November before being reassessed again, the source said.
Greenlaw appeared to suffer the injury while returning an interception 39 yards for a touchdown just before halftime of the 41-33 win at Detroit. Azeez Al-Shaair replaced Greenlaw after injury; Greenlaw did not return to the game.
Al-shaair, who is expected to replace Greenlaw on the lineup, he finished with seven tackles, including two for loss of yards, and two deflected passes.
“He stood out,” said the defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans. “Everybody can see the effort, tackle in space, the way he played, it’s the way a linebacker should play. He made a lot of plays for us … I’m very excited about how he started. Azeez the season, and it will keep getting better and better. “
The Niners, who are staying at the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia ahead of Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles, are coming off an injury-plagued 2020 season in which, at one point, they had more than $ 80 million in cap space on injured reserve.
Losing three starters in Week 1 has caused some captains of the Niners take a proactive stance, trying to prevent your peers from falling into a “here we go again” mentality.
“For the last couple of days, working here, it’s been talked about,” said the quarterback. Jimmy Garoppolo. “It’s something to talk about. It’s not like it could have been avoided in any way. It’s one of those things. You have to stay hydrated, do all the right things, the little things behind the scenes, meet with the trainers, meeting with the people who maintain your body. I mean, there are a million little things that go into that and we just can’t be lazy, especially early in the season. It’s going to carry over to later in the year, and beyond. Everything is tied together. “
The Athletic first reported the plans for Greenlaw of having surgery and missing playtime.