- September 14, 2021 at 12:06 pm #11180
“San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert was only supposed to miss eight weeks after suffering a knee injury against the Detroit Lions on Sunday. However, he revealed today that he plans to have season-ending surgery instead to repair the damage.
“After consulting with multiple doctors and weighing my options, I will be having season-ending surgery to repair my knee,” wrote Mostert.
“This gives me, without a doubt in my mind, the best possibility at coming back 110%. I have ALWAYS come back stronger and I will this time too! I have faith in myself, my doctors, my support system, my team, and God. He makes no mistakes!!””September 14, 2021 at 12:08 pm #11181September 14, 2021 at 12:09 pm #11182
Somebody should fund a Football related injury study on the 49ers.September 14, 2021 at 12:42 pm #11183RyliteParticipant
#49ers signing RB Kerryon Johnson after latest Raheem Mostert newsSeptember 14, 2021 at 4:56 pm #11187
Rat Face has to have some names of some undrafted RB’s sitting at home.September 14, 2021 at 8:29 pm #11190
I imagine Rat Face having a RB black book.September 14, 2021 at 10:42 pm #11191JohnParticipant
Teams like the Ravens are ravaged by injuries too. I do think the 49ers organization is probably just cheap and doesn’t want to pay for a top tier medical and training staff. I also think part of the problem is the coddling of athletes. Their bodies just can’t handle to wear and tear anymore. Baseball players are on pitch counts, NBA players do “load management” and most NFL players have seemingly become part time employees. The NFL has focused on drafting and developing great athletes but not great football players anymore. And part of being a great football player is being durable and staying on the field. The 49ers are probably the most guilty team out there at taking risks on athletes and thinking they can work magic and somehow get these guys with injury histories to play. I don’t get it. Until teams start to devalue players with injury histories not much will change.
These players don’t work out as much in the off-season or during the year. They’re trying to preserve their bodies so they don’t get major injuries so they don’t miss out on their next contract but I think it has the reverse effect.September 15, 2021 at 1:45 am #11192
We’ll said John.September 15, 2021 at 2:59 am #11193NortyFinerParticipant
Knees are tricky things. Just ask Peyton Manning. What you think will be an offseason recovery turns into a lost year in a hurry. So it goes; I’d rather lose him the year than him lose the ability to walk normally for the rest of his life.September 15, 2021 at 3:03 am #11194NortyFinerParticipant
As for why these injuries are happening, in some part you can blame sports science and misguided trends of athletes getting bigger and bigger for its own sake. In terms of weight, muscle mass, stress on joints et al, we’re pushing and/or passing the limits of what the human body is equipped for, and it’s telling in many sports.September 20, 2021 at 12:46 pm #11224MN 49ers FanParticipant
Lamar Miller and Duke Johnson are apparently being added to the mix.September 21, 2021 at 8:22 am #11225RyliteParticipant
Norty hit it right on the head, IMHO the human body as it stands right now is just not equipped to handle the muscle mass and violence. Unfortunately this is what you get with Shannahan running game. I would be willing to bet that the average for one of the Shanny RBs of the past is around three years in the system.
What needs to happen is for us to kick a 4th or 5th over to Buffalo for Breida who is currently slowly suffocating buried in the depth chart. He is also injury prone but at least he knows the systemSeptember 21, 2021 at 11:59 am #11228JohnParticipant
Yeah agree on the increased muscle mass and larger bodies all running faster and colliding with more force than ever before. It makes me wonder how guys like Travis Henry, Russell Wilson, DK Metcalf, Tom Brady, and a number of other great players never miss time. Are they training and eating better? Or is it just genetics? Or both?September 21, 2021 at 12:07 pm #11229
Just picked up a big boy RB that can catch too.
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