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49ers’ Kyle Shanahan says Dee Ford recently got PRP injection for knee tendinitis and will be out at least a week

Dee Ford, Kyle Shanahan

The San Francisco 49ers are anxious to see their defense with Dee Ford inserted into it. They may have to wait a bit longer as Ford deals with an injury in training camp.

According to Kyle Shanahan, Ford recently received a PRP injection for knee tendinitis. The injury will hold him out of training camp for at least a week. The exact date of the injection is unknown but the 49ers aren’t concerned.

Earlier this offseason, San Francisco traded for Ford from the Kansas City Chiefs to upgrade their pass-rushing unit. Along with trading for the talented pass rusher, the 49ers then signed Ford to a five-year, $85 million deal that makes him one of the NFL’s highest-paid defensive players.

Besides trading for Ford, the team also drafted Nick Bosa with the second-overall pick in this year’s draft. If you can’t tell already, Shanahan and the 49ers are focused on revamping their defense this year.

Last season, San Francisco struggled to get after the quarterback as a team. Altogether, the 49ers had just 37 sacks in 2018—tied for 22nd in the NFL.

With the 49ers playing in a division with Russell Wilson, Jared Goff, and a mobile rookie like Kyler Murray, getting pressure will be crucial to their success. After all, winning the division is a goal of theirs as they embark on the 2019 season.

As the 49ers continue training camp, injuries have been minimal besides the one to Ford.

The goal is to have Ford at one-hundred percent, sacking Jameis Winston in Week 1.