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49ers Get Bad News With Trey Sermon Injury Update

Isaiah De Los Santos
The San Francisco 49ers have received some bad news with the latest Trey Sermon injury update.
The San Francisco 49ers have received some bad news with the latest Trey Sermon injury update. / Lachlan Cunningham/GettyImages

It hasn't been the greatest season for Trey Sermon so far, but he's an important depth piece in the San Francisco 49ers' backfield. The rookie has been called upon at times with injuries plaguing Niners RBs this season.

It's Sermon who's nursing an injury now, though, and the latest on him is bad news.

Trey Sermon Injury Update

Sermon has officially been placed on injured reserve, knocking him out for at least the next three games. The ankle injury that the rookie picked up in Week 12 against the Minnesota Vikings appears to be on the more serious side, which is disappointing to hear.

Sermon's involvement hasn't been what most expected in his first NFL campaign. Fellow rookie Elijah Mitchell has emerged as the team's lead back, reducing the 2021 third-round pick to a backup role.

Sermon has seen more than 1 carry in just three games this season. He's turned 41 rushes into 167 yards and 1 TD on the year, while Mitchell has thrived in a leading role with 693 yards and 4 TDs on 143 attempts.

Mitchell has missed time this year due to injury, so Sermon being on the shelf could become an issue if the former goes down again. For now, Jeff Wilson Jr. and JaMycal Hasty will operate behind Mitchell out of the backfield.

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