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Eric Reid getting MRI on knee injury

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The 49ers head into the short week with a big question about Eric Reid’s knee.

The San Francisco 49ers suffered a tough loss on Week 2 Sunday, both on the scoreboard, and to injury. Strong safety Eric Reid suffered a knee injury, and after two attempts to return to action, left for good in the third quarter. Matt Maiocco reported Sunday night that Reid would get an MRI, and Reid tweeted on Monday at 10:09 a.m. that he was headed in to get his knee checked out.

Reid suffered the injury in the second quarter. He was able to limp off under his own power, and pushed hard to return to the game. He wanted back in to close out the second quarter, but the training staff made him wait. He returned to start the third quarter, but had to leave at one point after coming up a little gimpy. He returned again later in the quarter, but had to go to the ground at the end of a play with the knee continuing to be a problem. He left at that point and did not return.

Reid described the injury as a tweaking, and seemed to blame his cleat getting stuck in the CenturyLink turf. Whatever caused it, I’m still baffled he went in the second time after limping off in the third quarter. He has emerged as a critical presence to this new look defense, filling the “Kam Chancellor” role with aplomb.

Kyle Shanahan will speak to the media at 4 p.m. PT tonight, and I would imagine he will have a Ward update at that point. Results likely will leak out before then, but for now, we’re left to wait and see how this plays out.