On Sunday, October 9th, 2022 the San Francisco 49ers young and exciting starting cornerback, Emmanuel Moseley, tore his ACL in a game against the Carolina Panthers. Then on Monday, October 10th, 2022 the San Francisco 49ers received the diagnosis that the Niners expected, but that San Francisco did not want to get as the San Francisco 49ers head coach, Kyle Shanahan, revealed that their prized big – game shut – down cornerback in Moseley sustained a torn ACL in his left knee on last Sunday afternoon.
Surgery is Necessary
Emmanuel’s most recent injury will now require a surgical procedure in order to repair his left knee, and that this health issue will have to end Moseley’s 2022 – 2023 NFL season, which comes to no surprise to the San Francisco Forty – Niners, who anticipated as well as feared that news following their 37 to 15 victory over the Carolina Panthers.
NFL Career – Best Season for Emmanuel Moseley
This bad news for. Moseley and the San Francisco 49ers could not come at a worse time so far during this NFL season as Emmanuel was heading down the track leading up to a career – best football season, and Moseley was currently in the process of posting one hell of a game last Sunday afternoon as Emmanuel had recorded 2 – pass – breakups as well as his very 1st – career interception for a touchdown (pick – 6) last weekend.
That breakout performance and his career – best NFL season previously appeared to be happening at just the proper time too, with Moseley being scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent of the National Football League following this 2022 – 2023 NFL season which would most likely lead to a huge payday (long – term contract) for the young shut – down cornerback in Moseley.
“I know he knows how I feel,” the San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan empathized. “I’ve told him that before the injury. I know I feel the same if not stronger. It was a real sad, unfortunate thing that happened to him, he was playing his ass off, too. He’s going to be very missed this year but I’m really, really hoping to have him back next year.“
The Injury Situation for Nick Bosa of the San Francisco 49ers
In terms of injury news, the San Francisco 49ers Niners received somewhat better news in relation to the situation of Nick Bosa as well as the other key 3 – San Francisco 49er players who managed to suffer injuries versus the Carolina Panthers last Sunday afternoon. One of the NFL’s very best defensive ends in Bosa had to leave that match – up against the Carolina Panthers during the 2nd – half of last weekend’s game due to a nagging groin strain that forced him to be sidelined, but at least this injury does not seem to be very serious for Nick or the San Francisco 49ers as of now.
Shanahan mentioned that Bosa’s injury is considered to be more of a day – to – day situation even though Nick is presently putting up with tightness and discomfort in his groin region following last Sunday’s win for the San Francisco 49ers vs. the struggling Carolina Panthers.
“It’s bothering him today,” Shanahan stated. “You always want to use caution, especially with Nick, on that type of stuff but I know if we practiced today, he couldn’t go. I’m hoping that he does better throughout this week but it wasn’t feeling great today.”
Other injury situations for the San Francisco 49ers include …
… their free safety, Jimmie Ward, who broke his left hand during the opening kickoff last weekend, and following a short attempt to play through the pain of that condition he had to also unfortunately leave the ball game last Sunday, and Ward was unable to make a return later in the match – up versus the Carolina Panthers.
Ward is now scheduled for surgery on his left hand on Tuesday, October 11th, 2022. Once the surgical procedure on his hard is complete the San Francisco Forty – Niners will reevaluate whether or not Jimmie can play football with a cast on his hand and return to their game team roster sooner rather than later.
“That’s what we’re trying to figure out,” Shanahan explained. “There is a chance but that’s why we want to see how the surgery goes and figure out if he could that after it.”
One of the very best and most reliable place kickers in the National Football League, Robbie Gould of the San Francisco 49ers, is also said to be day – to – day following Gould suffering a bruised left knee while Robbie was attempting to make an important tackle during a kickoff return.
According to coach Shanahan, Gould had some expected swelling in his left knee on Monday, October 10th, 2022, and the San Francisco Forty – Niners will need to try out other possibly place kickers on the following Tuesday in order to provide some back – up kicking insurance for the San Francisco 49ers in the instance that Robbie “Good as Gould” is not able to play this upcoming Sunday, October 16th, 2022 versus the Atlanta Falcons.
The Replacement for Emmanuel Moseley at the Cornerback Position the San Francisco 49ers
Replacing Emmanuel Moseley at the cornerback position will be one of the initial orders of business for the San Francisco 49ers during this week as they practice at the Greenbrier Resort in preparation of them heading to Atlanta to play the Falcons this quickly approaching weekend. Ambry Thomas, Deommodore Lenoir, and Samuel Womack III are among the potential options on the active roster for the San Francisco 49ers along with the veteran NFL cornerback, Dontae Johnson, who would also be available to be brought up from the Niners’ practice squad this week.
Although the above are some intriguing possibilities for the San Francisco 49ers at the cornerback position, the most attractive option for them might have to be their veteran defensive back in Jason Verrett. Verrett is just about to come off of the NFL’s physically unable to perform list (PUP list).
“He’s a big – time corner, so if Verrett can get these practice reps and get out there and get fully healed and get back into game shape and ready to go, he’ll end up being our guy,” Shanahan goes on to say.