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Garnett: ‘I’m a warrior, I’ll be back’

Garnett, who left the field on a cart, says his injury isn’t too serious and he will be back

The San Francisco 49ers suffered several injuries in their game against the Minnesota Vikings. Right guard Mike Person went down early in the game with a foot injury, which put Joshua Garnett on the line in his place. Garnett then went down with what appeared to be a serious injury, enough so that he left the field on a cart. Later in the locker room, Garnett reported that it wasn’t as serious as he thought, and that he will be back.

“I’m sure everything is going to be alright. It’s nothing too crazy. I need to sit down with the docs, once I get a chance to sit down with them, figure everything out, it will be all good, but I’m going to be fine. I’m a warrior, I’ll be back out there.”

Garnett who missed much of the offseason due to a hiccup in the recovery of his knee injury from last season has been competing with Person for the starting job. He discussed how it felt to get back on then field after the injury lay off.

“I felt good. I had to go in during the game when Mike Person went down. I had to step up and play with the guys. We had some fun and everyone blocked well. It’s unfortunate Mike Person went down, but we have to watch the film and see where we can go from here.”

Throughout the game the 49ers repeatedly shot themselves in the foot. What was interesting, is that the game was in reach in the final moments even though it felt like they could have been down by more than 20 points. Garnett reported that the attitude on the sidelines never wavered.

“It’s the NFL, so you have to have a positive attitude. Everyone knows that every game is tough, and every opponent is tough. We are all grown men and professionals. No one had their head down or anything. We played a great team.”