San Francisco 49ers linebacker Kwon Alexander, the crew’s prized free-agent acquisition this off-season, will miss the remainder of the season.
The crew launched Friday that Alexander suffered a torn pectoral all through the 49ers’ win over the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night. He initially left the competitors with what the crew has known as chest hurt and was immediately dominated out.
Alexander sustained the hurt late in Thursday’s victory versus the Cardinals. After the game, 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan talked about the veteran linebacker would have an MRI on Friday and instructed it might presumably be excessive pectoral hurt.
The lack of Alexander is a giant blow to the undefeated 49ers’ safety. Through eight video games this season, he had 34 full tackles, one pressured fumble, one interception and 4 passes defended.
Alexander is predicted to bear the season-ending surgical process subsequent week to revive the hurt, in accordance with the crew. Dre Greenlaw, who stuffed in for Alexander following his hurt in direction of the Cardinals, will probably see additional snaps at “WILL” linebacker in his absence.
“Greenlaw would step into that spot,” Shanahan talked about Friday. “That would up Azeez [Al-Shaair], who’s been the fourth man there on recreation day, after which we have now acquired Elijah Lee on the observe squad who carried out masses for us proper right here over the past couple of years, so he’d be the following man-up moreover with that group.
“Kwon has been nice for us this 12 months on the sphere and as a frontrunner.”
The 49ers don’t play as soon as extra until Nov. 11, as soon as they host the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football.