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No decision yet on Glenn Dorsey

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As expected, 49ers defensive tackle underwent surgery on Monday to repair a torn biceps muscle.  For now, no decision has been made about whether he will be placed on injured reserve.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the tear was a clean one, which shortens the timetable for recovery.  The question for the 49ers becomes whether they will carry him on the active roster while he’s unavailable to play, whether they will put him on IR and shut him down for the season, or whether they’ll use the one-per-club injured reserve with designation to return.

The PUP list isn’t an option because Dorsey has passed his preseason physical and participate in training camp.  He’ll continue to count against the 90-man roster unless and until he is placed on IR.  The deadline for using the return designation on Dorsey, which requires him to miss eight weeks of the regular season, is September 2.

Dorsey started 13 games last year in place of Ian Williams, who suffered a season-ending injury during a Week Two game at Seattle.

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19 Responses to “No decision yet on Glenn Dorsey”
  1. mathomp3 says: Aug 6, 2014 11:34 AM

    Tearing your biceps would suck so bad

  2. justsomerandomguy24 says: Aug 6, 2014 11:36 AM

    That guy is a stud when healthy. He finally started to live up to his potential last year. Get well soon, Glenn!

  3. doctormantistoboggan says: Aug 6, 2014 11:53 AM

    I still think the Dirty Birds should have drafted Dorsey ahead of Matt Ryan.

  4. udkidd says: Aug 6, 2014 11:56 AM

    Wish him a speedy recovery. Apparently Ian Williams is not looking good in camp so far.

  5. willycents says: Aug 6, 2014 11:56 AM

    I have for sale some “magic deer horn and grizzly bear urine elixar” that when rubbed on the affected muscle will assure recovery in 1/2 the time the doctors predict.

  6. hot97x says: Aug 6, 2014 12:00 PM

    udkidd: Ian Williams isn’t practicing yet, so i don’t know how he could “not be looking good”. he is doing individual work running, agility, lifting etc. furthermore, the 49ers only use a NT about 15 plays a game, and have numerous other in house candidates that are very well suited to the position. not to mention they have the best DL coach in the NFL.

  7. time2speakup says: Aug 6, 2014 12:01 PM

    I am fascinated no end by the personnel “problems” my Niners are experiencing AND especially how they are dealing with each so smoothly. Go Niners! Other teams: Heads Up! watch and see how its done (Hint, hint – ‘Boys, Browns, etc).

  8. 5trophysbythebay says: Aug 6, 2014 12:37 PM

    Now paging Quentin Dial

  9. unbridledsexy says: Aug 6, 2014 12:50 PM

    The injury bug is hitting the niners pretty hard this preseason. Actually, it seems like it’s hitting a lot of teams pretty hard. I don’t remember this many ligament and muscle tears in preseason in a long while

  10. boomnutz says: Aug 6, 2014 12:55 PM

    udkidd: Ian Williams isn’t practicing yet, so i don’t know how he could “not be looking good”. he is doing individual work running, agility, lifting etc. furthermore, the 49ers only use a NT about 15 plays a game, and have numerous other in house candidates that are very well suited to the position. not to mention they have the best DL coach in the NFL.

    ————————————————- somehow 15 plays a game equals 450-500 snaps a year. go figure. can you show me how that math works??!?

    More and more I think about it, the more and more I think the Cardinals or Rams have a better shot at winning this division. Superbowl hangover + no Bowman + Smith suspension + garbage secondary + older Justin Smith + less effective o-line = better chance for Rams and Cardinals

  11. seahawkboymike says: Aug 6, 2014 12:59 PM

    The 49ers are long overdue for some injuries to key players. With so many key players at/around 30, they have really been lucky.

  12. kylehealy says: Aug 6, 2014 1:10 PM

    @boomnutz – Don’t hurt yourself thinking too hard haha. More I think about it, I realize it’s Carson Palmer and Sam Bradford. Enough said. I don’t have to think anymore. It’s the 49ers and Seahawks division.

  13. faepernick says: Aug 6, 2014 1:24 PM

    Dorsey was a huge pickup for the 49ers last year and was a rock of our defensive line. Wish him a speedy recovery, you want to see the NFC West Teams at their healthiest.

  14. dkellar12 says: Aug 6, 2014 1:56 PM

    @seahawkboymike
    The 49ers are long overdue for some injuries to key players. With so many key players at/around 30, they have really been lucky.
    ———————————————-
    I’m not sure how much football you actually pay attention to, but what are you talking about? The following starters missed (multiple) games last season – Patrick Willis, Vernon Davis, Mike Iupati, Joe Staley, Michael Crabtree, Bruce Miller, Terrell Brown, Carlos Rogers, Ray McDonald, and Ian Williams.

  15. icallitlikeiseeit67 says: Aug 6, 2014 2:32 PM

    dkellar12 says: Aug 6, 2014 1:56 PM

    @seahawkboymike
    The 49ers are long overdue for some injuries to key players. With so many key players at/around 30, they have really been lucky.
    ———————————————-
    I’m not sure how much football you actually pay attention to, but what are you talking about? The following starters missed (multiple) games last season – Patrick Willis, Vernon Davis, Mike Iupati, Joe Staley, Michael Crabtree, Bruce Miller, Terrell Brown, Carlos Rogers, Ray McDonald, and Ian Williams.

    and not to mention that Ian was taken out by a cheap shot block by those stinking Hawks Karma is coming!!!!

  16. jjackwagon says: Aug 6, 2014 3:18 PM

    Dorsey is good & rock solid. He will just never be great.

  17. ayyyjayyy says: Aug 6, 2014 3:44 PM

    jjackwagon says: Aug 6, 2014 3:18 PM

    Dorsey is good & rock solid. He will just never be great.

    ————–

    You don’t need to be great to win in football. You just have to have many players that are good and solid.

    But if you’re talking on a personal level, I hear you. But I’m sure most of us are OK with him being ‘just’ good & solid.

  18. ramrene says: Aug 6, 2014 4:38 PM

    Whether Dorsey plays or not is irrelevant. The Rams are going to own the ’9ers this season! O-W-N!!!

  19. garyridgway says: Aug 6, 2014 4:40 PM

    The Santa Clara tears are so yummy.

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