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49ers’ OTAs health report: Bosa, Breida among injured

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It is day two of OTAs for the 49ers, and already the team already has some key players injured, most notably their second overall draft pick, Nick Bosa. Despite having a loaded backfield with three starting-caliber backs, the only one of those three available at the moment for full practice is the newest signing, Tevin Coleman. Here’s a rundown of the 49ers injuries on day two (the first day open to media) of OTAs:

Nick Bosa

This was the scary one. In one-on-one pass-rushing drills, Bosa came up clutching his hamstring. According to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Eric Branch, head coach Kyle Shanahan said he was initially unsure of the severity of the injury. Bosa watched the end of practice while he was attended to, and afterwards, Shanahan said Bosa pulled his hamstring, according to The Athletic’s Matt Barrows.

The Backfield

According to Branch, despite all that depth at running back that the 49ers have, they’ll be starting OTAs without three of their four top backs. While it was expected that Jerick McKinnon would still be recovering from surgery on his torn right ACL, they’re facing two unexpected setbacks.

Raheem Mostert’s fractured right forearm had to be re-set after it was wasn’t healing correctly, sidelining him for another month. Matt Breida, meanwhile, picked up a tear in his pectoral while lifting weights, but should be back for training camp, according to Shanahan. As of now, Coleman, Austin Walter, an undrafted rookie from Rice who snatched the 49ers’ final roster spot May 5, and Jeff Wilson Jr., an undrafted rookie last year in his second year with the team, are the only healthy running backs on the roster.

Fred Warner

Warner, one of the most crucial pieces of the 49ers’ linebacking corps, will be out until training camp, according to Shanahan, having undergone a knee procedure (a scope cleanout) that will keep him sidelined for roughly the same timeline as Breida, according to Bay Area News Group’s Cam Inman.

Malcolm Smith

Shanahan is hoping to have Smith back for OTAs. He is recovering from an ankle injury that he sustained, which doesn’t appear to be serious.

Garrett Celek

Celek is in concussion protocol, and is also dealing with a back issue that project to keep him out until the start of training camp.

 

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