SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The San Francisco 49ers‘ line of defense depth is being examined early in coaching camp, as defensive deal with Maurice Hurst suffered a torn biceps in Friday’s observe and can want surgical procedure, in accordance with coach Kyle Shanahan.
Shanahan mentioned Hurst will “most certainly” miss all the 2022 season.
“We’ll see after surgical procedure,” Shanahan mentioned. “Normally that is how biceps work out, however do not know for certain.”
Hurst suffered the harm on a jet sweep run through which he merely reached out and grabbed on the runner as his arm gave out, Shanahan mentioned.
Dropping Hurst is one other blow to the Niners’ line of defense, broadly thought of their deepest place group coming into coaching camp. It comes simply sooner or later after Shanahan introduced that Arik Armstead would miss “a number of weeks” with a sprained proper knee. Shanahan additionally famous Saturday that defensive deal with Hassan Ridgeway has a gentle quadriceps pressure and can miss a few weeks.
Hurst had been working with the beginning protection Friday because the Niners have been easing deal with Javon Kinlaw again in following his restoration from a torn proper ACL suffered final season.
If Hurst misses all the season, it will be a second straight disappointing marketing campaign. The 2018 fifth-round decide battled ankle and calf accidents all of final season, which restricted him to 2 video games and 40 defensive snaps.
Absent Hurst, Armstead and Ridgeway, the Niners have signed a pair of defensive tackles — Robert Nkemdiche and Tomasi Laulile — previously few days.
In higher harm information for the line of defense, Kinlaw is anticipated to start working in group drills in Saturday’s observe after spending the primary few days getting reacclimated.
“I simply need to see him get by means of observe and play some soccer,” Shanahan mentioned. “Javon has obtained every thing in his physique and in his mindset that he’s going to be a hell of a participant.”