After a strong offseason, Ted Ginn was turning critics into believers in San Francisco. He was set to be the team’s return man and deep threat as a No. 3 receiver; the roles he was meant for.
But like so many 49ers, his first Sunday of the season was miserable.
Ginn caught one pass for 19 yards before departing with a knee injury. It turned out to be an MCL sprain that will keep him out at least a few weeks, according to Matt Maiocco of Comcast Bay Area. The 49ers signed Jason Hill to take his spot on the roster.
The 49ers try to rebound from a troubling first weekend when they face the Saints next Monday night. The loss of Ginn and New Orleans’ strong secondary (and weak rush defense) should lead to a whole lot of Frank Gore carries.