WR - SF - OUT
Week 17 Outlook
The San Francisco 49ers have officially placed second-year WR Jalen Hurd on season-ending Injured Reserve after he suffered a torn ACL in practice earlier in the week.
It’s a tough blow for Hurd, who missed his entire rookie season due to injury as well. The third-round pick out of Baylor has had some very tough luck thus far in his short NFL career, but hopefully he can overcome this and come back strong in 2021.
Jalen Hurd is undergoing an MRI Monday morning after going down with a major knee injury during Sunday's practice. The 49ers fear the MRI will reveal a torn ACL.
A torn ACL would be devastating news for the second-year receiver after he was forced to sit out his entire rookie season with a back injury. With Deebo Samuel's (foot) status for week one still unclear, first-round rookie Brandon Aiyuk should receive a massive target share to start the season. The 49ers will provide an update as soon as the MRI results come back.
49ers WR Jalen Hurd was seen on the ground during Sunday’s practice while working with a strength coach on a side field.
More information to come on this development, but according to reports, Hurd was able to walk off the field under his own power. Not what the 49ers wanted to hear as they already have enough injuries to deal with at the wide receiver position.
49ers second-year WR Jalen Hurd looks good in practice as he works his way back from a back fracture that sidelined him for the entirety of the 2019 season, however, he will he brought back slowly, according to Kyle Shanahan.
Many people are expecting Hurd to breakout this season after Deebo Samuel went down earlier in the offseason with a foot injury that will likely sideline him for a few weeks to begin the season. Hurd reportedly will play the slot for San Francisco in 2020, which could yield solid production in Shanahan’s system, but it sounds like he’ll be on a pitch count early on this season. Temper expectations at first until we see those restrictions lifted on Hurd.
WR Jalen Hurd is expected to play the "big slot" role in the 49ers' offense this season.
Hurd missed the entire 2019 season with a back injury but has been catching passes from Jimmy Garoppolo dating back to at least mid-June. The 24-year-old is an explosive athlete who will likely make more of a "real life" impact this season, as opposed to having a role on your fantasy squad.