Raheem Mostert to Undergo Season Ending Surgery
Image Credit: Getty Images
Shortly into Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions, running back Raheem Mostert exited with a knee injury. Mostert only played four snaps, with two rushing attempts totalling 20 yards. He was ruled out quickly and in the postgame press conference, head coach Kyle Shanahan indicated that it was not an ACL tear, as they had feared with cornerback Jason Verrett. On Monday, Shanahan said "Raheem [Mostert] ended up chipping off a piece of cartilage. He'll go on IR, but he should be able to return. An anticipated return they say is eight weeks." Early Tuesday morning Raheem indicated that the injury may be more severe than originally thought. He spoke with multiple doctors and came to the conclusion that the best way to ensure he comes back completely healthy would be having season-ending surgery.
The 49ers had Mostert, rookie Elijah Mitchell and JaMycal Hasty active for Sunday's game, with rookie Trey Sermon inactive. Once Mostert left the game, Mitchell saw 35 snaps, having 19 rushing attempts for 104 yards and a touchdown. Hasty had 16 snaps, with one rush for three yards and a touchdown. Mostert being shut down for the season leaves a gaping hole in the 49ers offense, but not one that can't be filled by some combination of Hasty, Mitchell and Sermon as well as working tight end George Kittle, fullback Kyle Juzczyk and receivers Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel into the mix.
We wish Mostert a recovery that is as quick as he is.
You can follow Scott on Twitter here!
Stay tuned to 49ersHub for more great 49ers coverage and analysis!