The San Francisco 49ers are still fighting a persistent injury bug.
After sustaining a knee injury in warmups, Jordan Matthews, tight end, was forced to leave the field during Monday’s training camp practice. MRI tests revealed that Matthews, a 30-year-old tight end, had suffered a season-ending tear of the ACL.
Matthews was a former second-round selection for the Philadelphia Eagles. He recently switched from wide receiver to tightend. Matthews spent most of the 2021 season with the Niners practice roster but was considered a strong contender to make the 53 man roster.
#49ers tight end Jordan Matthews tore his ACL and is going on injured reserve. Happened on a route, non-contact early in Monday’s session.
Really made strides in past year converting from wide receiver and was strong contender to make 53-man roster this season at TE. pic.twitter.com/UgJeyMzZb9
— Cam Inman (@CamInman) August 3, 2022
As backup options to George Kittle, the Niners have Ross Dwelley and Tyler Kroft as well as Troy Fumagalli, Tanner Hudson, Tanner Hudson, and Tanner Hudson. Charlie Woerner, who has a core injury, is currently on the PUP List.
San Francisco also lost defensive tackle Maurice Hurst due to a season-ending injury to his biceps last Wednesday.