The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Denver Broncos on Saturday, but there were several injuries in the game. Players returned to the sideline and seemed generally fine, but Chip Kelly did not have an injury report after the game.
Wide receiver Bryce Treggs injured his knee and was quickly ruled out of the game. Late in the evening, Matt Barrows tweeted that a source said Treggs injured his MCL. Matt Maiocco later followed saying it was a tear, but would not require surgery.
Treggs has flashed speed, and generally received positive reports in training camp. After an inconsistent opener, he had a better Week 2 performance. The 49ers have a lot of players competing at the wide receiver position, but very few have shown a whole lot of much thus far. It could open the door for Treggs if the injury is not too big a deal.
On the other hand, the 49ers could decide they want to stash him on injured reserve for a year. Injured reserve is usually used for lengthy injury absences, but teams will sometimes use it on an injured rookie, even when the injury is not actually that severe. An MCL injury can cost a player several weeks, depending on the severity of the injury. This is pure speculation for the time being, but we’ll see what more we hear about Treggs.