Awful news has come in for the San Francisco 49ers, as running back Raheem Mostert has announced that he’ll be out for the rest of the season.
The injury woes simply won’t stop for running back Raheem Mostert. The San Francisco 49ers speedster missed a huge chunk of last season, but was getting ready to make major noise in 2021. Now, his campaign is over after just one game.
On Tuesday afternoon, Mostert took to social media to announce that he’ll be out for the season with his knee injury. On Monday, the 49ers revealed Mostert would be out for eight weeks, but the running back has instead decided to have surgery.
Raheem Mostert will undergo season-ending knee surgery
Even if you hate the 49ers, you’ve really got to feel for Mostert here. In 2020, he missed eight games due to an ankle injury. Mostert busted his hump in the offseason to make sure he’d be ready to rock this fall.
In Sunday’s win over the Lions, he rushed the ball twice for 20 yards and added one reception for 11 yards before going down with his knee injury. When healthy, Mostert is explosive and can break free for long runs in impressive fashion.
With that said, the injuries just keep piling up for him. At 29 years old, Mostert is seeing the prime of his career be negatively impacted by these back-to-back rough seasons. With that said, he’s focused on undergoing his surgery and then wasting zero time in turning the page and getting himself in a position to be a playmaker in 2022.
San Francisco fans were hoping Mostert would be able to make a giant impact this year, but they’ll now have to wait until ’22 to see the speedster try and live up to his potential. Just brutal.