The Niners suffered another injury to their wide receivers.
Coach Kyle Shanahan told KNBR on Friday that newly signed wide receiver JJ Nelson would be out for two weeks to one month with a knee injury, according to The Athletic’s Matt Barrows.
Additionally, George Kittle continues to face a hamstring injury. Keeping the well-paid TE on the sidelines seems prudent at this point.
It’s the receiver’s body that’s a bigger problem for Shanahan.
Nelson was signed two weeks ago to add depth after injuries started to pile up. Instead, he becomes the last Niner to be bitten by the Injury Virus.
Deebo Samuel (foot), Brandon Aiyuk (hamstrings), Jalen Hurd (ACL ripped on IR) and Richie James (wrist) were also out of practice due to injuries.
San Francisco added receivers Kevin White and River Cracraft on Thursday. That may not be enough, as the 49ers seemingly lose a gap every other day.