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Verrett, Mostert injured in season opener, 49ers say

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Verrett, Mostert injured in season opener, 49ers say

  • 49ers
Sep 14
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San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan confirmed during a conference call with reporters on Monday that running back Raheem Mostert and cornerback Jason Verrett were injured in the 49ers’ season opening 41-33 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

“We got out of the game mostly healthy; there were two unfortunate things,” Shanahan said of Verrett and Mostert’s injuries.

Verrett tore his ACL in the game, potentially ending the season for the 30-year-old. Mostert injured his knee and has been scheduled to have arthroscopic surgery.

“That’s part of football,” said the 41-year-old coach. “I’m not going to sit here and be a therapist to everyone about it.”

Arthroscopic surgery requires about two months of recovery, and Shanahan intended to carry on for the time being.

“Fortunately, I think we’ll get Raheem back later this year, so we have got to make sure those guys hold down the fort while he’s gone,” Shanahan said.

Shanahan then continued by addressing Verrett’s condition.

“He was very upset,” Shanahan said. “As you can imagine, Jason’s put his heart into this and been through it a ton. He’s had a great career but everyone knows how much more is out there with how good of a player he is.”

Verrett also suffered the same injury back in 2016 and his right Achilles in 2018. Shanahan believes the cornerback would come back even stronger.

“I’ll talk to Jason about anything,” Shanahan said. “It’s always a tough situation, but I’ll believe in Jason until he doesn’t want to do it. If anybody can get through stuff like this, no matter how many times it’s happened, it’s Jason.”

  • Jason Verrett

    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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  • Raheem Mostert

    Dominique Raheem Mostert is an American football running back for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League . He played college football at Purdue.

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  • San Francisco 49ers

    The San Francisco 49ers are a professional American football team based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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