The injury bug is absolutely ravaging the San Francisco 49ers. Per Ann Killion, General manager John Lynch said on a late afternoon radio appearance that wide receiver Pierre Garçon is headed to injured reserve. The 49ers informed the media that the injury is a non-displaced fracture of the c5 pedicle in his neck. They said it is an eight week injury, which means his season is over.
Garçon suffered a neck injury on Sunday when he went out of bounds on a catch and ran into a Philadelphia Eagles coach. Garçon was able to walk off, but he sat out practice Wednesday and Thursday. The team will likely formally place him on injured reserve on Friday or Saturday when they activated defensive lineman Ronald Blair.
This injury shakes up the wide receiver depth chart. Marquise Goodwin is starting on one side, and my guess is Aldrick Robinson will start on the other side, with Trent Taylor playing in the slot. Kendrick Bourne has been active the past couple weeks, and Victor Bolden is likely to be active once again. The team has DeAndre Carter and DeAndre Smelter on the practice squad, so one of them could get promoted to the active roster.
This team really can’t buy a break on the injury front.