49ers Minicamp: Injury Report Already a Bad Sign for 2021

Larry Rupp
The San Francisco 49ers are already suffering a number of injuries during minicamp.
The San Francisco 49ers are already suffering a number of injuries during minicamp. / Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The San Francisco 49ers seem to have the pieces in place to compete for a Super Bowl title in 2021, but they have to stay healthy in order to do so. The team has already suffered multiple major injuries to players on the roster during minicamp, which is not a good sign for the upcoming NFL season.

49ers Injury News

Two 49ers players were lost for the season during Monday's activities. Offensive tackle Justin Skule tore his ACL and safety Tarvarius Moore tore his achilles during what was a non-contact practice. San Francisco's injury report is filling up even though the preseason is still months away.

Skule was drafted in the sixth round back in 2019 and has appeared in 31 games (12 starts) over his first two NFL seasons. He was a perfect depth player to have on the offensive line.

Losing Moore will be tough for the 49ers to deal with. The 2018 third-round pick started eight of the team's 16 games last year and racked up 52 combined tackles. He also forced one fumble on the season.

This whole situation seems like déjà vu as San Francisco struggled to win football games last year because of substantial injuries to key players. Tight end George Kittle and quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo were out for most of the season on offense, while edge rusher Nick Bosa also dealt with an injury on the defensive side of the ball.

The 49ers still have high hopes heading into the season and currently have the 4th-best odds to win the Super Bowl at +1300, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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