Pro Football weekly

Comment | Print |

49ers WR Morgan hurt in final minutes of blowout

Related Stories

Colts add OT Cherilus, CB Toler

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 5:31 p.m.

Broncos sign former Chargers OG Vasquez

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 5:20 p.m.

49ers acquire WR Boldin from Ravens

Posted March 11, 2013 @ 5:57 p.m.

Chiefs add CB Robinson

Posted March 09, 2013 @ 8:58 a.m.

San Francisco 49ers: 2013 team needs

Posted March 08, 2013 @ 9:35 p.m.

No tag for Cook ups ante for Titans as FA approaches

Posted March 07, 2013 @ 2:56 p.m.

49ers release PK Akers

Posted March 06, 2013 @ 6:11 p.m.

Lions re-sign OT Hilliard

Posted March 01, 2013 @ 12:05 p.m.

Three takeaways from Smith deal

Posted Feb. 28, 2013 @ 3:48 p.m.

Cowboys re-sign LS LaDouceur

Posted Feb. 28, 2013 @ 12:41 p.m.
Posted Oct. 10, 2011 @ 10:32 a.m. ET
By PFW staff

WR Josh Morgan, the 49ers leading receiver this season, will miss an extended period of time because of a fractured right ankle, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reported on Sunday. Morgan was hurt in the final minutes of San Francisco's 48-3 win vs. the Buccaneers in Week Five.

The receiver, who had five receptions for 75 yards in the game, was hurt with around four minutes remaining after being tackled by Bucs CB Anthony Gaitor. He lay on the field for a brief period before being carried off by some of his teammates.

After the game, head coach Jim Harbaugh said that the team does not regret throwing the ball so late in the game, despite the injury.

"You've got to play," Harbaugh said after the game. "You can't take a knee with four minutes left in the game. It could have been a run. Josh was competing. I think he's going to be OK."

The way we see it

 While the 49ers are happy to be 4-1, this injury could be a serious hit to the team. Morgan was the team's leading receiver and one of few healthy bodies at the position. Now that he is out, there are only three active wideouts on the roster: Michael Crabtree, Ted Ginn and Kyle Williams. Braylon Edwards should be able to return soon and Morgan may not miss too much time, but it wouldn't be a shock to see the team try and sign some depth to the position.

Comments ()


ABOUT TRUST ONLINE