Injuries played a major issue for the San Francisco 49ers last year. The trend continued on Sunday.
The 49ers took on the Los Angeles Chargers in their second preseason game of the year this past weekend. It didn’t take long for San Francisco’s injury list to add two players. Third-string defensive tackle Maurice Hurst and backup linebacker Mychal Kendricks exited Sunday’s preseason game with injuries.
Kyle Shanahan updated the statuses of Hurst and Kendrick during his Monday morning press conference. He didn’t have good news to pass along. Both Hurts and Kendricks are going to be out “a while,” per Shanahan. How long? It sounds like each could be out as long as a month.
“Any time you have an ankle and a toe, you’re looking at least a month so that’s something we’re definitely going to have to discuss today, how it plays out for the final roster spots, what we have to do to get through the next week or so,” Shanahan said, via 49ersWebzone.com. “That stuff, we’ll end up discussing at the end of the day, and we’ll have to have a decision by tomorrow.”
Maurice Hurst suffered a high-ankle sprain. Mychal Kendricks, on the other hand, is dealing with turf toe. Both injuries require several weeks of recovery.
As Kyle Shanahan noted, the 49ers will take Hurst’s and Kendricks’ injuries into consideration when making final roster cuts ahead of the 2021 season. That’s the unfortunate business side of football.
The 49ers wrap up their preseason schedule on Saturday, Aug. 29 against the Las Vegas Raiders.
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