49ers fear torn ACL for Jalen Hurd

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The 49ers spent a third-round draft pick on wide receiver Jalen Hurd last year, but he missed his entire rookie season with a back injury. Now Hurd may miss his entire second season as well.

Hurd suffered a knee injury in practice that the team fears was a torn ACL, NFL Network reports. Hurd will get an MRI today.

San Francisco was hoping Hurd would be able to bounce back and contribute this year, especially after Deebo Samuel suffered a foot injury that may cause him to miss the start of the season. That now looks unlikely.

Now the 49ers need first-round pick Brandon Aiyuk to have a big rookie year. Their wide receiver depth chart is rapidly getting depleted.

10 responses to “49ers fear torn ACL for Jalen Hurd

  1. It was not a terrible pick. He’s a match up nightmare. Fans just have to be patient another year.

  2. Man the 49ers are now paper thin at WR. The 9ers are going to suck at WR to begin the season without and reliable targets really. Brandon Aiyuk is a rookie, he is going to take time to adjust to the league and needs to develop while the 49ers steady eddie at receiver in WR Debo Samuel will miss the first 4-6 games with an injury. Behind those two everyone else is JAG at receiver. They’re also missing their starting Center which DT’s Corey Peters & DT Jordan Phillips (9.5 sacks 2019) were stoked to hear.

    Come week 1 Arizona can load up to stop the run and bring a bunch of pressure after Jimmy with several guys who excel rushing the QB and the only weapon they will really have to worry about is TE George Kittle. With one of the best ILB units in the NFL though between ILB’s Jordan Hicks, DeVondre Campbell, Isaiah Simmons and Evan Weaver covering Kittle up wont be hard at all as AZ has massively improved covering TE”s in the passing game heading into 2020.

    With a much improved defense and Arizona fielding one of the most explosive passing games in the NFL between DeAndre Hopkins, Larry Fitz, Christian Kirk, Andy Isabella, Hakeem Butler, two good receiving TE’s and 2 good pass catching RB’s with AZ returning one of the best rushing offenses in the NFL after finishing 2nd/DVOA last year with QB Kyler Murray set to make a big year 2 jump AZ has a very good chance of beating the 49ers in week 1 with the problems they have offensively. My money is AZ week 1 27-17.

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