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49ers center Weston Richburg out for the season with torn patellar tendon, says Kyle Shanahan

Dec 9, 2019 at 2:12 PM--

San Francisco 49ers center Weston Richburg exited Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints in the third quarter. The team reported that he suffered knee and ankle injuries, and the offensive lineman had to be carted off the field.

"Obviously, he was carted off. And I just saw him on crutches," head coach Kyle Shanahan said after the game. "I don't think it's going to be too good. But we won't know until probably tomorrow."

Monday came, and Shanahan informed reporters that Richburg suffered a torn patellar tendon.

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The injury occurred after Richburg's leg got tangled up with guard Mike Person during a play. Ben Garland replaced Richburg in the game and will likely continue doing so moving forward.

Richburg entered the season coming off offseason knee surgery and a lengthy rehab.

"[Sunday's injury] happened on a different leg, so it was very unfortunate what happened," Shanahan said on Monday. "He got bent back, and there was no way he could avoid it. He got caught under a bad position, but we were extremely appreciative of him this year."

Richburg is in his sixth NFL season and his second with San Francisco since joining the team on a five-year deal in March of 2018. He started all 13 games for the 49ers this season.

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