SANTA CLARA — While the 49ers competently saved maximum of their pinnacle gamers out of Saturday night’s exhibition opener, 3 nonetheless were given harm within the starting quarter, and then news broke of a extra widespread damage.
Trent Taylor, one of the 49ers’ top huge receivers, underwent foot surgical operation Friday, fashionable supervisor John Lynch discovered on KPIX’s television broadcast for the duration of the 49ers’ 17-nine win over the Dallas Cowboys.
Taylor was the main candidate to start because of the slot receiver and reprise his role as a famous goal for Jimmy Garoppolo. Coach Kyle Shanahan said the wish is Taylor would possibly return for the Sept. 8 opener, but 4 to six weeks is the projected recovery after repairing his “Jones fracture” of the 5th metatarsal.
Taylor tweeted that he’ll leave out “more than one video games however I’ll be back soon and better than ever, I promise you that!!”
With Taylor sidelined, the 49ers’ options as slot receivers are Jordan Matthews, Deebo Samuel, Richie James and Jalen Hurd, the latter of whom added two landing catches in his NFL debut Saturday night time.
It’s been one damage after the alternative this week for a 49ers crew plagued through health issues since instructing Kyle Shanahan, and Lynch arrived in 2017.
Even although the 49ers sat nearly 30 top players, three gamers exited in the first area with injuries: swing tackle Shon Coleman (ankle), special-groups ace Raheem Mostert (concussion) and nose address D.J. Jones (knee). Offensive lineman Najee Toran (hand) exited inside the 2nd 1/2.
Taylor’s damage went unreported till Lynch seemed within the broadcast booth with Tim Ryan and Greg Papa.
“It became a wonder to us all. I assume he finished Thursday’s exercise with a touchdown from Garoppolo after which went in got his foot checked,” Lynch told KPIX. “Apparently it’s been bothering him at some point of camp, but he comes off the back harm — in no way said anything approximately it, wasn’t limping.
“He had a damaged foot, and they inserted a screw-on Friday. We’re hopeful that early in the yr that he’ll be back.”
After an excellent rookie season (43 catches, 430 yards, touchdowns), Taylor required returned surgical procedure throughout the 2018 offseason and his production were given cut in half closing season (26 receptions, 215 yards, one landing).
On Wednesday, the 49ers noticed top draft choose Nick Bosa and cornerback Jason Verrett maintain ankle accidents with a purpose to preserve them out of the exhibition season. Training camp’s other important worries are knee troubles for protective stop Dee Ford and walking back Jerick McKinnon.
The 49ers kept almost 30 gamers out of uniform for Saturday’s exhibition, which include Garoppolo, who’s slated to play within the next two exhibitions, Aug. 19 at Denver and Aug. 24 at Kansas City.
Nick Mullens, who closed remaining season with a three-five file, took all of Saturday’s first-1/2 snaps. He finished 11-of-15 passes for one zero five yards with a touchdown, an interception and a seventy six.8 passer rating.
Four snaps into the 49ers offense’s exhibition debut, they misplaced Coleman, who commenced at left address in region of Joe Staley, considered one of nearly 30 players who did no longer in shape up for the game. Coleman became inactive in the course of ultimate season after the Niners traded for him from the Cleveland Browns, however he’s regarded just like the 49ers’ satisfactory choice via schooling camp to lower back up Staley and proper address Mike McGlinchey.
Rookie Justin Skule, who started Saturday at right address, is poised to function the 49ers’ swing address in Coleman’s area going ahead. Willie Beavers changed Coleman, who had an air cast put on his proper ankle before getting carted to the locker room.