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49ers RB Raheem Mostert opts for season-ending knee surgery

9/14/2021 7:40:35 PM
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San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert announced via Twitter Tuesday that he will undergo season-ending knee surgery.

Mostert suffered a knee cartilage injury after only two carries in the team's season-opening win over the Detroit Lions and was expected to miss "approximately eight weeks" while rehabbing.  That plan has obviously been scrapped with the news of the surgey, which carries with it a six-month recovery time.  It is tough news for both Mostert and the 49ers as the oft-injured 29-year-old back is in the midst of a contract year.

With Jeff Wilson (knee, IR) still mending for the next 6-8 weeks, Mostert's workload will fall unto Elijah Mitchell, Trey Sermon, and JaMycal Hasty for the foreseeable future. Even when Wilson is healthy, Mitchell is a tremendous bet to stay active over the other two since he was available in Week 1 over Sermon for special teams. It's also Mitchell's job to lose (or share) moving forward after he handled 19 carries ahead of Hasty (1) against Detroit.

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