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Monday was a brutal day for the 49ers. Now in the third week of organized team activities, San Francisco lost two players possibly for the season. According to the team, backup tackle Justin Skule tore his ACL in Monday’s practice, and safety Tarvarius Moore tore his Achilles.
You would normally presume both players are out for the season, but according to Matt Barrows, Moore’s Achilles tear may not be season ending.
Hearing that Tarvarius Moore's injury is the classic Achille tear, one that has a recovery time of 4 to 6 months. Some players (See: Michael Crabtree in 2013) can come back and play at the end of the season.
— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) June 8, 2021
The 49ers signed veteran safety Tony Jefferson on Monday, which seems to be a response to Moore’s injury.
Skule was the team’s swing tackle backup last year, and with him gone, the most immediate option to take over that role on the roster is Shon Coleman, who had torn his ACL two seasons prior in the team’s first preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys. He opted out last season due to COVID-19. Jaylon Moore, who the 49ers say they see as a guard, but played tackle in college, is also an option.