Report: Good chance Kwon Alexander plays next weekend

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The 49ers got linebacker Kwon Alexander back on the practice field this week and Alexander may be doing more than practicing next week.

Alexander has been out since tearing his pectoral muscle in late October and Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that he has a “good chance” of playing next Saturday. The 49ers will find out their opponent on Sunday.

If Alexander does play next weekend, he’d join Texans defensive end J.J. Watt in making it back from pectoral tears in time to take part in the postseason. Alexander said this week that Watt “lifted me up a little bit” as they were going through the recovery process last year.

The 49ers also hope to have defensive end Dee Ford and safety Jaquiski Tartt back in the lineup for their playoff opener.

5 responses to “Report: Good chance Kwon Alexander plays next weekend

  1. Dude is the heart and soul of the defense. If he’s out there they’ll be at another level. Add Tartt and Ford? This is going to be fun.

  2. Heard this morning on local sports talk radio that when Dee Ford, Nick Bosa and Kwon Alexander are all on the field at the same time, the opposing quarterback has a passer rating of 3. Not sure if that is correct or not, but Alexander and Ford’s absence have a lot to do with the Niners giving up as many points as they did in the second half of the season.

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