4pm — Nick Bosa and Solomon Thomas are both out for the season with a torn left ACL. 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan held his usual press conference today and didn’t have much information on the injuries because the MRI truck broke down.
“We had an MRI truck scheduled up here, and that truck broke last night,” said Shanahan. “The local hospital is helping us out with MRIs, so that’s why we’re behind on everything.”
The good news is that Jimmy Garoppolo’s high right ankle sprain is considered day-to-day. Shanahan explained that the injury is not as bad as the team expected. So if practice goes well in New York this week, than he will start.
“If he’s good to go and the doctors say he’s healthy and he can go out there and protect himself and if Jimmy feels confident in doing it and gives us the best chance to win, in that case, then Jimmy will be out there. If Jimmy’s not safe and he can’t protect himself, then we’ll go with Nick.”
Other injury updates include, [RB Raheem] Mostert, MCL sprain, almost likely to be out this week. [RB] Tevin [Coleman] with a knee sprain, [DL] D.J. Jones with an ankle, [LB Dre] Greenlaw had a thigh contusion. Dee Ford, who was scratched from Sunday’s game with a neck injury, Shanahan further explained today that tests results revealed his injury is more of a back issue.
“After further testing, it’s more of a back injury now than neck spasms. So, anytime it’s the back, that is an issue. So, we’re still working into that, but at least we can clarify what it is, but that’s all I got on him.”
New York – When it rains it pours! The 49ers lost a few key players during their 31-13 victory over the New York Jets. MetLife Stadium got a new artificial surface that may have been the cause of many injuries today.
Jimmy Garoppolo limped off the field after the second series. After grimacing through the rest of the first half, Garoppolo did not return and backup quarterback Nick Mullens took over. Garoppolo suffered a right high ankle sprain and he is questionable for Week 3.
Later in the game, defensive end Nick Bosa suffered a knee injury after colliding with Trevon Wesco. Bosa was carted off field and did not return. Not long after that play, defensive tackle Solomon Thomas was lying in pain and he was also catered off the field.
“Some key players with some bad injuries, which makes it always a little bit harder, said 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan. “I thought it was a real good game by the team. But you’ve got a little bit of mixed emotions when you lose some guys like that.”
Bosa is likely out for the season with a torn ACL, and this is a hug blow to San Francisco as Bosa is one of their best defenders. Thomas’ injury is the same as Bosa’s but the team is waiting on more tests to confirm. Raheem Mostert scored an 80-yard touchdown on the first play of the game, but he and Tevin Coleman did not play in the second half due to a knee injuries.
MRI tests will be conducted tomorrow, the 49ers will remain on the road as they face the New York Giants next Sunday. There is now a concern on field condition after losing so many guys today. Shanahan gives some insight on the injuries and what’s next for Week 3.