49ers lose Weston Richburg for year, Richard Sherman for weeks

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The 49ers got a win in New Orleans on Sunday, but the 48-46 shootout took a toll on them physically.

49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan provided updates on players who were injured in the game and the good news was that a couple of them are out for a matter of weeks rather than the rest of the year.

Shanahan announced that center Weston Richburg tore his patellar tendon and will miss the rest of the season. Ben Garland will step into the center spot for this week and beyond.

Cornerback Richard Sherman is set to miss a couple of weeks after going for an MRI of his injured hamstring. Defensive end Dee Ford also re-injured his hamstring and Shanahan said he’ll also miss multiple weeks as a result of the injury.

That will leave the 49ers with some shuffling to do on defense for Sunday’s visit from the Falcons.

6 responses to “49ers lose Weston Richburg for year, Richard Sherman for weeks

  1. As was mentioned on yesterday’s television broadcast, the 49ers have shown incredible depth and resiliency given the injuries they’ve had to face this year. Kyle Shanahan has also said that it’s one of the big challenges every team has to tackle and although he would prefer not to have these injuries, he welcomes the opportunity to help coach the next man up to become all he can be for his team. So far at 11-2 the 49ers have done a pretty good job of it!

  2. Seems like they have loads of talent and are playing really good football. Kyle Shanahan might be the only person to escape 28-3.

  3. One would expect the 49ers to value depth, they’ve been injury-plagued the last few years. Every team deals with injuries but some seem to get hit worse than others. A SB run requires good fortune so injuries don’t hit too many key players for too long and good planning with depth. The depth is also needed to cope with the cap and aging players. It’s a systematic long term approach and scheme. Will be interesting to see if they can do it with sustained success.

  4. Richburg was good, but I’m a lot more confident in their depth on the OL than in the secondary that looked non-existent against New Orleans. Witherspoon and Harris’ poor play nearly cost the game.

  5. Dee Ford is out with an injury. Imagine that. Seems like he spent half his time in KC on the sidelines. Except for last year (his contract year), he under-performed relative to his high draft selection.

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