Glenn Dorsey won’t be back for at least a few more weeks

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Five days ago, the 49ers activated defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey from injured reserve with designation to return.  Per a league source, Dorsey nevertheless remains a few weeks away from being ready to play.

Dorsey suffered a torn biceps in August; he’s listed as out for Sunday’s game with a forearm injury.  Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said recently that Dorsey’s recovery has plateaued.

The problem for the 49ers comes from the decision to activate Dorsey.  He would have remained on IR/DFR until ready to play.  By activating him, they had to make a move to permit Dorsey to count toward the 53-man roster.

4 responses to “Glenn Dorsey won’t be back for at least a few more weeks

  1. Labeling Dorsey a bust is a bit unfair. His stock went way up in the draft and the Chiefs pounced on him way too early. When he’s been healthy he’s been extremely useful for both Kansas City, and San Francisco. In particular, his ability to maintain contain on running plays really excels, which, in SF, has allowed the well above average linebacking core to penetrate on running plays.

    Dude is a solid player, and I’m happy to have him on the Niners.

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