Moore announced Thursday that he underwent surgery to repair a torn Achilles, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. It was a tough break for the Southern Mississippi product, as he suffered the injury in Monday's practice. Moore is likely to miss the entire 2021 season due to the injury, but a timetable for his return has yet to be established.
Moore suffered a torn Achilles on Monday, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports. It's a brutal break for the 24-year-old, who worked as a starting safety for the 49ers during the second half of last season. Moore likely will miss the entirety of the 2021 campaign, but there's a chance he's able to return late in the year with an ideal recovery.
Moore finished with 52 tackles (37 solo) and a forced fumble across 16 games with the 49ers in 2020. Moore began the campaign on special teams -- as he had for each of his first three seasons with San Francisco -- but he took over for an injured Jaquiski Tartt around the midway point of the season. The 23-year-old lacks the coverage skills that the veteran ahead of him on the depth chart possesses, but he does bring top-end speed and a physical brand of play at the strong safety position. Moore will be entering the final year of his rookie deal in 2021, while Tartt will be an unrestricted free agent if the cap-starved 49ers can't re-sign him this offseason, so the former has a decent shot at beginning next season as the starter and providing solid tackle totals from the safety position.
Moore (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Seahawks. The 24-year-old was questionable with the ankle injury but is ready to play in the season finale. Moore has played nearly every defensive snap over the past five games, though the return of Jimmie Ward (concussion) could affect his workload Sunday.
Moore (ankle) is considered day-to-day, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports. There was no indication of the 24-year-old safety having suffered an injury during Saturday's win over Arizona, as Moore fielded all 82 defensive snaps for San Francisco. Moore also registered his sixth consecutive start with Jimmie Ward (concussion) unavailable for Week 16. Moving forward, the defensive back's practice involvement will require observation to get a gauge on his potential availability for a Week 17 matchup against the Seahawks.
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