Patton underwent surgery on a broken foot Tuesday, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports.
The nature of Patton's season-ending foot injury is now known, but a recovery timetable has yet to be established. The upcoming unrestricted free agent finished his fourth NFL season with career highs in receptions (37), targets (63), and yards (408), but the second touchdown of his career still awaits.
Patton was already declared out for the season following Sunday's loss to the Falcons, but his IR designation opens up a roster spot for wide receiver DeAndre Smelter. Patton will look to begin his recovery process in the hopes of being ready for training camp in 2017.
Patton (foot) has been ruled out for the remainder of this season, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports.
Patton was forced to leave early from Sunday's loss to the Falcons due to a foot injury, which will sideline him for the 49ers' final two contests as well. With 37 catches on 63 targets for 408 yards, Patton currently ranks second on San Francisco in receiving, even though he didn't score a touchdown this season. In the wake of his upcoming absence, and with Torrey Smith still in concussion protocol, Jeremy Kerley and Rod Streater could lead the team's receiving corps to start this week.
Patton exited Sunday's game against the Falcons in the second quarter with an apparent foot injury, according to CSN Bay Area. He did not return to the contest, finishing with three yards on two receptions.
The severity of Patton's foot injury is unclear, but the fact that he was immediately ruled out does not bode well for his availability for Saturday's tilt against the Rams. Even if he is active next week, there are few situations which would warrant relying on Patton in this critical portion of the fantasy football season.
Patton caught four passes ( six targets) for 31 yards in Sunday's overtime loss to the Jets.
Patton bounced back from a no-catch performance last week, finishing second behind Jeremy Kerley in receptions, yards and targets Sunday. Torrey Smith went down with a concussion and had to be carted off the field. If he has not been cleared to play by next Sunday, expect Patton -- for what it's worth -- to finish in the top three in receiver targets next week against the Falcons.
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