NFL injuries report: 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick’s injury ‘very serious’
Posted On July 7, 2021
Niners wide receiver Colin Kaepernick will undergo an MRI on Wednesday and his status for Sunday’s game against the Packers remains in doubt after he tore his right anterior cruciate ligament in Thursday’s loss to the Denver Broncos.
“The doctor is going to have to do some more testing and it’s not out of the question that it’s something like a tear of his ACL,” Rams defensive end Chris Long told the Los Angeles Times on Friday.
“He could be out for a week or so.”
The Rams have lost four straight games, including two in a row against the 49ers, who rank No. 6 in the NFL in points scored and No. 2 in yards per game.
The injury was reported by NFL Network on Friday and the 49er’s coach Jim Harbaugh said it was a “pretty serious” injury.
The 49ers have lost six straight, including three straight in a span of seven weeks.
Kaepernick was on the field for the first time since tearing the ACL in Week 1, and he will miss the remainder of the season.
“I’ve been really lucky to be healthy,” Kaepernick told reporters.
“So to be able to continue to play, I think that’s what I’ll be focused on, being able to do that, and hopefully be out there for the rest of the year.”
Kaepernick, who was inactive for the 49ERS loss to San Diego, has not played in a game this season.
His last start came against the Washington Redskins on Dec. 2, and Kaepernick completed 13 of 23 passes for 143 yards and a touchdown.