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The 49ers’ worst fears appear to have come true. Nick Bosa, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan, has “most likely” suffered a torn ACL. That leaves the 49ers without the reigning Defensive Rookie of the Year at least until next season, assuming scans confirm the injury.
According to Shanahan, Solomon Thomas, who left two plays later, also on a cart, likely had the same injury, but there’s more hope it might not be as severe.
“Solomon is what I’m told a little bit in the same boat as Bosa,” Shanahan said. “He has a better chance of it not being that from what I’m told, but we’ll wait to see.”
Jimmy Garoppolo left with a high-ankle sprain, and his status is not expected to be clear until late next week. There’s a good chance Nick Mullens could start.
Tevin Coleman left late with a knee injury, as did Raheem Mostert. Shanahan didn’t seem overly concerned with Mostert, saying that he, “… just had some knee issues in the game on that turf.”
Shanahan said the team was having consistent issues with the turf. Kerry Hyder, Laken Tomlinson and Dre Greenlaw, who were not mentioned by Shanahan, all had injury scares durin ght game too.
“That’s as many knee injuries and ankle stuff and people getting caught on a turf as I’ve ever been a part of,” Shanahan said. “From what I saw, the other team did too. I know our players talked about it the entire game, just how sticky the turf was and it was the first time people played on it, I think. It was something our guys were concerned about right away. And the results definitely made that a lot stronger, and unfortunately we have to go back there next week.”