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49ers devastated after Jason Verrett suffers Achilles tendon injury in practice

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SANTA CLARA – The 49ers have signed veteran cornerback Jason Verrett to 4 consecutive one-year contracts due to his promising ability and the dedication he has proven to get again on the sphere after accidents.

The group was devastated on Wednesday when Verrett fell throughout apply with a torn left Achilles tendon.

“All of us really feel for JV,” mentioned 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans. “We all know the work he did to get again. We’re all saddened by what occurred to him.

“JV is an unbelievable particular person, an unbelievable chief. He is been an incredible chief for these younger folks and giving us all the things he is bought. So he’s pitiful.”

Huge receiver Deebo Samuel mentioned after Verrett fell to the damage that coach Kyle Shanahan referred to as the crew collectively to see in the event that they needed to proceed coaching. After the crew gathered for a prayer, the apply resumed.

“It took everybody’s lives in coaching,” Samuel mentioned.

When requested how the damage went, 49ers tight finish George Kittle responded, “Brutal. Devastating. Coronary heart touching. It simply harm.”

It was the newest in an extended checklist of great accidents to plague Verrett since becoming a member of the NFL in 2014 as a first-round choose for the San Diego Chargers.

So Verrett’s season was over earlier than he even dressed for a sport.

At 31, it stays to be seen whether or not Verrett can – or is keen – to attempt another comeback.

He tried to return again from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his proper knee, which he suffered late within the 49ers’ 2021 season opener towards the Detroit Lions.

Fourteen months in the past, Verrett was clearly heartbroken following his torn anterior cruciate ligament. Normal supervisor John Lynch comforted him as he entered the crew’s locker room at Ford Area after using a cart by means of the tunnel.

Beforehand, Verrett suffered an Achilles tendon damage in 2016 and an anterior cruciate ligament damage in 2018.

Solely twice in Verrett’s profession has he began greater than 4 video games in a season. He was chosen to the Professional-Bowl in 2015, simply his second season within the NFL.

The 49ers signed him in 2019, however he appeared in only one sport earlier than happening injured reserve for the rest of the season. He clearly wasn’t able to play. After that, the 49ers made each try to permit ample restoration time.

San Francisco renewed it in 2020 and it appeared pretty much as good as ever. Verrett appeared like a shutdown nook when beginning 13 video games.

As soon as once more, the 49ers determined to offer Verrett one other likelihood to get wholesome and contribute this season. He opened the season on the bodily unable to carry out checklist and was activated to the 53-man roster forward of the Week 8 sport towards the Los Angeles Rams.

Verrett was inactive for that sport, however head coach Kyle Shanahan mentioned the crew had significantly mentioned whether or not Verrett must be in uniform towards the Rams.

“I assumed he was very shut, we thought-about him two weeks in the past,” Shanahan mentioned shortly earlier than Wednesday’s apply. “I hope he is extra superior this week. I am going to see him outdoors in about an hour, however I hope he is nearer.”

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Lynch, in an interview with NBC Sports activities Bay Space final week, referred to Verrett as a “wild card” due to the potential impression he may have on the 49ers’ season.

Starter Emmanuel Moseley went down with an anterior cruciate ligament damage in Week 6 on the Carolina. Moseley’s damage opened the door for Verrett to switch sophomore Deommodore Lenoir within the beginning lineup someday within the second half of the season.

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