Dangerous luck can be higher than the luck the 49ers are having from an damage standpoint. Together with the problem of taking part in in arguably the NFL‘s hardest division, San Francisco additionally continues to cope with an alarming variety of accidents that now contains quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and tight finish George Kittle. Garoppolo is anticipated to overlook at the very least six weeks with a excessive ankle damage, whereas Kittle is slated to overlook at the very least eight weeks after struggling a foot fracture throughout this previous Sunday’s loss to the Seahawks. The loss dropped the defending NFC champions to 4-4 coming into Thursday night time’s dwelling sport in opposition to the Packers.
Following Sunday’s loss, the 49ers are presently the ninth seed within the NFC playoffs and are a sport behind the Rams for the seventh and ultimate playoff spot. If the 49ers are going to stay in playoff competition, they’ll accomplish that with out the next gamers, at the very least in the interim (by way of Jennifer Lee Can of NBCS).
** The 49ers didn’t apply on Monday. The Monday apply participation designations are an estimation
With Garoppolo out, the 49ers’ offense will proceed to be led by Nick Mullens, a three-year veteran who went 3-5 as a starter in aid of Garoppolo in 2018. He gained his first begin of the season — a 36-9 win over the Giants again in Week 3 — earlier than falling the next week at dwelling in opposition to the Eagles. Final Sunday, Mullens went 18 of 25 with 238 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions after filling in for Garoppolo. Regardless of his stable play, the 49ers fell to the Seahawks, who presently lead the West with a 6-1 report.
Mullens, who performed considerably higher on Sunday that he did in opposition to the Eagles again in Week 4, mentioned on Sunday that he will likely be ready to fill in for Garoppolo for the lengthy haul.
“Any time you will get on the market and bounce again from my final begin, it is undoubtedly going to create confidence,” Mullens mentioned, by way of ESPN’s Nick Wagoner. “The most important factor I’ve discovered simply going via all of it is that the NFL is hard. It is all about what you do subsequent. That is why I inform myself just about each day, ‘It is all about what you do subsequent.’ Irrespective of whether it is good or dangerous, it is all about what you do subsequent.”
One participant the 49ers are hoping to have again for Thursday night time is Reed, a former Professional Bowler who caught two touchdowns in his first three video games in San Francisco. And whereas one would presume that the 49ers would relatively have extra days to relaxation and recuperate earlier than their subsequent sport, fullback Kyle Juszczyk mentioned on Sunday that he’s glad that he and his teammates can take the sphere sooner relatively than later.
“Man, I am so comfortable that we’re taking part in on Thursday,” Juszczyk mentioned, by way of Daniel Brown of The Athletic. “As a result of after a loss like this, you simply wish to get the style out of your mouth. You simply wish to play soccer once more.”