Just when things were starting to look up for the San Francisco 49ers, they have fallen right back to reality.
After acquiring quarterback of the future Jimmy Garoppolo from the New England Patriots at the trade deadline, 49ers fans were suddenly feeling a bit better about things. But S
John Lynch breaking news on his show. Pierre Garcon to injured reserve.— Ann Killion (@annkillion) November 3, 2017
Not the news the Niners needed, as they are now without their No. 1 receiver for the remainder of the year. The ten-year veteran suffered the injury in Week 8 against the Philadelphia Eagles, where he was hit late out of bounds and collided with Eagles defensive coach Ken Flajole on the sidelines.
Garcon was signed to a five-year, $47.5 million contract this offseason to be a veteran presence on a rebuilding squad.
- Banged up OL.— Joe Fann (@Joe_Fann) November 3, 2017
- Pierre Garçon out for the year.
I don't think Shanahan was kidding when he said Jimmy Garoppolo may not play in 2017. https://t.co/WgUwbNGr1q
This season, Garcon had hauled in 40 catches for 500 receiving yards.
With his absence, expect Marquise Goodwin and tight end George Kittle to receive an uptick in targets for the rest of the way.
Regardless, losing Garcon for the year just makes things that much worse for the still-winless 49ers.