49ers linebacker Dre Greenlaw won’t return today, and he might not return for the start of next season either.
The team ruled out Greenlaw due to an Achilles injury.
The Pro Bowler was returning to the field from the sideline after a punt when his leg gave out. He immediately fell to the ground as his teammates looked on in disbelief.
He was carried to the training room, visibly upset as he left.
The team initially called him questionable about returning.
Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles and Oren Burks try to replace Greenlaw, who finished with three tackles.
Achilles tears are easy to diagnose and full healing typically takes 4-6 months, putting his availability for the start of next season in doubt.