49ers linebacker Dre Greenlaw tore his left Achilles in the second quarter Sunday, coach Kyle Shanahan confirmed.
“I mean, injuries are part of the game,” Shanahan stated. “They’re always a big deal, and it’s always tougher when you lose good guys like that.”
Greenlaw was jogging onto the area from the sideline with the protection when his leg gave out.
The damage threatens Greenlaw’s availability for the begin of the 2024 season.
“That’s depressing,” tight finish George Kittle stated, through Danny Emerman of Bay Area News Group. “To get injured in the Super Bowl? Hopefully he hits up Aaron Rodgers and figures out how to heal up quickly. Besides that, Dre’s the heartbeat of our defense, Fred [Warner] and him. They feed off each other.”
Rodgers tore his Achilles on the fourth play of the season opener for the Jets however returned to observe in 77 days. The quarterback didn’t return to sport motion, nevertheless.
“I’m sick to my stomach,” Warner stated. “I’m still sick. I [saw] him at halftime, and I’m just crying, so hurt for him and obviously wanting to win this for him.”
Emerman stories that Greenlaw was sporting a strolling boot and utilizing crutches as he left the locker room. Sooner than later, the Pro Bowl linebacker will endure surgical procedure to restore the torn tendon.