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49ers’ Dre Greenlaw to undergo groin surgery, out 6-8 weeks

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49ers’ Dre Greenlaw to undergo groin surgery, out 6-8 weeks

  • 49ers
Sep 17
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San Francisco 49ers starting linebacker Dre Greenlaw will be out six to eight weeks for core muscle surgery, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport confirmed.

Rapoport wrote on Twitter on Thursday, “#49ers LB Dre Greenlaw will see @DrWilliamMeyers today and plans to have surgery either today or tomorrow, source said. He’s out 6-8 weeks after the core muscle procedure.”

“They got a couple of opinions on the groin,” 49ers manager John Lynch said. “It’s a core muscle injury that Dre’s been dealing with here for the last couple of weeks, and he did a great job kind of battling through it. [He] had a big impact on the game against Detroit.”

Greenlaw felt pain in his groin during his interception return for a touchdown in Sunday’s season opener against the Lions. He went into the locker room before halftime.

Greenlaw’s injury added to the list of other 49ers players that need to be sidelined so far this season. The list includes running back Raheem Mostert, who will undergo knee surgery, and cornerback Jason Verrett, who tore his ACL on Sunday.

Azeez Al-Shaair is a possible choice to fill in for Greenlaw. The 24-year-old linebacker played impressively in Week 1 and made seven tackles versus the Lions.

49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans said Al-Shaair would be a great pick for the upcoming game against the Eagles this Sunday.

“Azeez did a really great job. He stood out,” Ryans said. “Everyone could see the effort, the tackling in space. The way he plays, that’s the way a linebacker should play. He made a lot of plays for us. I was pumped up and excited for him, proud of the way he stepped up for us. Azeez is smart, versatile, and can play multiple positions.”

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    Jason Verrett is an American football cornerback for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League . He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

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    The San Francisco 49ers are a professional American football team based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The 49ers compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member of the league's National Football Conference (NFC) West division.