49ers TE Jordan Reed (knee) out 6 to 8 weeks
The injuries continue to mount for the San Francisco 49ers. They’ll be without one of the members of their offense for an extended period of time. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, tight end Jordan Reed is going to miss six-to-eight weeks due to a knee sprain.
49ers’ HC Kyle Shanahan said TE Jordan Reed could miss 6-8 weeks due to a knee sprain suffered Sunday.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 28, 2020
The veteran tight end suffered the knee injury during Sunday’s contest versus the New York Giants. While attempting to make a reception from Nick Mullens, Reed seemed to come up hobbling after failing to corral the ball.
When the play occurred, Reed was seemingly grabbing for his ankle after the play. However, following San Francisco’s blowout victory over the Giants, it was revealed that Reed sustained a sprained knee on the play.
Of course, when it comes to Reed, injuries are always a concern. During his career with the Washington Football Team, Reed was extremely effective when he was able to remain on the field. Remaining on the field was a struggle for Reed in Washington, missing 47 games due to injury in his seven years with the franchise.
The football gods have not been kind to the 49ers this season, with crucial injuries taking place on both sides of the ball. Altogether, Jimmy Garoppolo, Raheem Mostert, Deebo Samuel, George Kittle, Nick Bosa, Dee Ford, Solomon Thomas, and Richard Sherman all missed Week 3’s game against the Giants.
Both Bosa and Thomas will miss the entire season after suffering torn ACL’s in Week 2. If Kittle is unable to return for San Francisco in Week 4, then Ross Dwelley and rookie Charlie Woerner could see time at tight end with Reed sidelined for at least a month.