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D.J. Reed the latest 49er to sustain injury that will cause him to miss chunk of time

© Cary Edmondson | 2019 Nov 17

You’d think the lack of team activities this summer would at the very least keep the 49ers healthy heading into training camp on July 28th. Not quite.

Versatile defensive back D.J. Reed is the latest to find himself on the non-football injury list after he sustained a torn pectoral during a recent offseason workout according to reports. Reed confirmed the injury on social media.

Linebacker Kwon Alexander sustained the same injury last season, and was out for two months before returning prematurely for the postseason, where the All-Pro talent looked like a shell of himself.

Reed joins Deebo Samuel (Jones fracture in left foot) and Richie James (fractured right wrist) on the list of 49ers that will miss the start of training camp — at the very least — due to injury.

Reed provides depth at safety, nickel corner and as both a kickoff and punt returner. The third-year player appeared in all 16 games last season, and scored his first career touchdown on a fumbled kickoff against the Cardinals on Nov. 17.


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