49ers mailbag: Who’s to blame for injuries? Who starts with Mostert out?

Oct 21, 2020 at 7:20 AM--


Answering more key questions in this week's mailbag.
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49ers-Lions: Raheem Mostert ruled out with knee injury; Dre Greenlaw questionable to return

By David Bonilla
Sep 12

The San Francisco 49ers announced that running back Raheem Mostert is questionable to return to the game against the Detroit Lions due to a knee injury. The running back was in the game for the team's first two drives, including a scoring drive, but did not return for the third. The 49ers and Lions are currently tied 7-7 at Ford Field. Mostert has two carries for 20 rushing yards. Rookie Elijah Mitchell replaced Mostert at the start of the third drive. The team's other rookie running back, Trey Sermon, is healthy but inactive. Update: Raheem Mostert was downgraded and ruled out for the remainder of the game. The 49ers also announced that linebacker Dre Greenlaw, who had a pick-six off Lions quarterback Jared Goff in the



49ers RB Raheem Mostert announces he will undergo season-ending surgery

By David Bonilla
Sep 14

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert was only supposed to miss eight weeks after suffering a knee injury against the Detroit Lions on Sunday. However, he revealed today that he plans to have season-ending surgery instead to repair the damage. "After consulting with multiple doctors and weighing my options, I will be having season-ending surgery to repair my knee," wrote Mostert. "This gives me, without a doubt in my mind, the best possibility at coming back 110%. I have ALWAYS come back stronger and I will this time too! I have faith in myself, my doctors, my support system, my team, and God. He makes no mistakes!!" On Monday, head coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters that Mostert chipped cartilage in his knee and would have surgery but



49ers signing RB Kerryon Johnson to practice squad after latest Raheem Mostert news

By David Bonilla
Sep 14

The San Francisco 49ers are signing running back Kerryon Johnson to the practice squad, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. The news comes after running back Raheem Mostert, initially thought to have suffered an injury that would sideline him for eight weeks, announced that he has opted to have season-ending surgery to repair what head coach Kyle Shanahan described as "chipped knee cartilage." Today's reports state that Mostert suffered a torn meniscus. And with RB Raheem Mostert announcing today that he is out for the season



49ers place Raheem Mostert and Jason Verrett on injured reserve

By David Bonilla
Sep 14

The San Francisco 49ers have announced that running back Raheem Mostert and cornerback Jason Verrett have been placed on injured reserve. Both will miss the remainder of the 2021 season. Mostert and Verrett were injured during Sunday's win against the Detroit Lions. Mostert suffered a knee injury. While he was initially expected to miss about eight weeks, the running back announced today that he would undergo season-ending surgery on what is reported to be a torn meniscus. Verrett suffered a torn ACL and lands on injured reserve for the sixth time in eight seasons. These are devastating injuries to two players who were expected to be significant contributors this season. Mostert and Verrett are scheduled to become unrestricted free agents after the


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