The San Fransico 49ers flew to New York for a get right game against the lowly Jets. However, even in victory, the Niners season is in serious jeopardy. Jimmy Garoppolo, Nick Bosa, Raheem Mostert, Tevin Coleman, and Soloman Thomas all went down with injuries in Sundays 31-13 win over the Jets.
Week 2 was by far one of the worst weeks in recent memory (injury-wise) for the NFL. A plethora of star players went down, most for multiple weeks and some for the year.
49ers Had One Bad Day
No team, however, got hit worse than the 49ers who were already dealing with injuries to George Kittle, Richard Sherman, and Dee Ford. To make matters worse they now have lost two more defensive linemen, including second-year star, Nick Bosa, to a torn ACL.
If that wasn’t bad enough, starting quarterback Jimmy Garrapolo suffered a high ankle sprain, but he may be able to take the field next Sunday. Mostert and Coleman, two of the Niners three-headed monster in the backfield, went down as well and likely will also miss significant time. Niners head coach Kyle Shanahan blasted the field conditions at MetLife Stadium post-game.
Kyle Shanahan Rips the Field Conditions
That’s as many knee injuries and people getting caught on the turf as I’ve ever been apart of…I know our players talked about it the entire game. With how sticky the turf was.Shanahan said
For San Francisco, the situation does not get any better as they take on the New York Giants next week. Playing on that same turf two weeks in a row is gonna play into the heads of some players.
The 49ers backups will have to step up for the team to be contenders still. You just don’t get over losses as significant as Jimmy G and Bosa. Nevertheless, The Niners will have to respond, and guys such as Nick Mullens and Jerrick McKinnon will be relied heavily upon.
With San Fran looking to go back to the Super Bowl and finish the job, the injuries are not an ideal situation. The Niners might have to look for help in the draft if the season heads for the worst.
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Fantasy wise McKinnon owners are going to be happy as he will get a big bulk of the carries next week. And against a lackluster Giants run defense that has allowed 276 rushing yards through two games. Mullens will look to be more of a game manager as long as the Niners attack is working.