McDonald was placed on injured reserve Monday due to a broken scapula, Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group reports.
The turn in fortunes was sudden for McDonald. Last Friday, the 49ers signed the tight end to a five-year, $35 million extension. Then, in his first appearance after putting pen to paper, he lasted 17 snaps Sunday versus the Jets before sustaining the season-ending injury. With three games remaining on the 2016 slate, head coach Chip Kelly is left with the tight end duo of Garrett Celek and Blake Bell.
McDonald started 11 games this season, en route to recording 24 receptions for a career-high 391 receiving yards. Having signed a five-year, $35 million contract extension with the 49ers on Friday, McDonald will be back with the team in 2017. Down the stretch, however, Garrett Celek and Blake Bell will handle the squad's tight end duties.
McDonald suffered a shoulder injury Sunday against the Jets and won't return, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports.
Two days removed from inking a five-year, $35 million extension with the 49ers, McDonald's day concludes without a catch to his name. Garrett Celek and Blake Bell will handle tight end for the remainder of the contest.
McDonald "has shown consistent growth throughout his four-year career and his production this season in the result of his dedication and hard work," said general manager Trent Baalke. The tight end's new deal includes $16 million in guaranteed money. Through 10 games so far this season, McDonald has recorded 24 receptions on 45 targets for 391 yards and four touchdowns.
Surprisingly, McDonald led the
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