Coach Kyle Shanahan revealed earlier Friday that Mostert would be shut down for the season after undergoing surgery to address the fractured forearm, which he sustained in Thursday's 34-3 win over the Raiders. Mostert finishes the campaign with 34 carries for 261 yards and a touchdown, with his 7.7 yard-per-carry average leading all NFL ballcarriers with at least that many totes. He'll be a free agent this offseason and shouldn't have trouble finding work with the 49ers or another team in light of his exceptional performance in a backup role.
Coach Kyle Shanahan said Mostert underwent surgery Friday to address a fractured right forearm and will be placed on injured reserve, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
It was fully expected that Mostert would require a season-ending procedure after he sustained the injury in Thursday's 34-3 win over the Raiders, putting a damper on another effective showing on the ground (seven carries for 86 yards and a touchdown). Mostert will wrap up the campaign with an exceptional 7.7 yards per carry average on 34 totes, production that could earn him plenty of interest when he becomes an unrestricted free agent in March. As for the 49ers' plans this season sans Mostert, Alfred Morris is now on track to see an expanded role as the clear top complement to starter Matt Breida.
Mostert is likely out for the season after fracturing his right forearm in Thursday's win over the Raiders, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports reports.
While he is not officially out for the season, head coach Kyle Shanahan assumes it is the case for Mostert given the gruesome nature of the injury. If he does land on injured reserve, he will be joining fellow running back Jerick McKinnon (knee), leaving the 49ers with Alfred Morris and Matt Breida as the only healthy options currently on the roster. Expect the team to bring in a free agent back or promote one from the practice squad before next Monday's matchup with the Giants. Mostert had his best performance of the season before exiting the contest, recording 86 yards and a touchdown on seven carries.
Mostert is out for the remainder of Thursday's game against the Raiders with a forearm injury.
Mostert was tripped up in the backfield on a third quarter run and suffered a gruesome looking injury to his forearm. The third-year back headed to the locker room in an air cast and could be looking at an extended absence going forward. Mostert was electrifying before exiting, ripping off multiple big runs including a 52-yard scamper in the third quarter. Matt Breida and Alfred Morris figure to head up the 49ers backfield if Mostert indeed misses game action.
Mostert (ankle) is active for Thursday's game against the Raiders.
The 49ers will have all their backfield options at their disposal in Week 9 with both Mostert and Matt Breida shaking off their respective injuries to play on short rest between games. It appeared Mostert had settled in as the top complement to Breida after compiling 146 yards on 19 carries between Weeks 6 and 7, but the 26-year-old saw his opportunities take a hit in the Week 8 loss to the Cardinals, as he earned only two touches while Alfred Morris (six carries for 28 yards) took on an expanded role. It's thus difficult to predict how the backfield workload might shake out against Oakland, but the 49ers could lean more heavily on the ground game as a whole with an unproven quarterback Nick Mullens taking his first NFL snaps while filling in for injured starter C.J. Beathard (wrist/thumb).
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