The team announced today’s practice will be a no-go following the injuries to Justin Skule and Tavarius Moore.
The San Francisco 49ers won’t be holding a practice on Tuesday. The team announced it has canceled today’s on-field portion and media availability following season-ending injuries to offensive lineman Justin Skule (ACL) and safety Tavarius Moore (Achilles).
As Cam Inman on The Mercury News points out, today would have been the Niners’ eighth practice during OTAs. The NFL and NFLPA negotiated a maximum of 10 practices were are allowed before mandatory minicamp.
The team will still get together for some team-building exercises, but it looks like San Francisco doesn’t want to risk having any more players get seriously hurt.
Head coach Kyle Shanahan and offensive coordinator Mike McDaniel will now meet with the media on Wednesday, and the 49ers are still scheduled to be on the field on Thursday. The team will hold its mandatory minicamp from June 15-17.
Although it’s never good news when a player suffers an Achilles injury, the Niners could get Moore back sooner than later. The Athletic’s Matt Barrows reports that it looks like Moore suffered a tear and could be back on the field before the end of the season.
Hearing that Tarvarius Moore’s injury is the classic Achille tear, one that has a recovery time of 4 to 6 months. Some players (See: Michael Crabtree in 2013) can come back and play at the end of the season.
— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) June 8, 2021
Crabtree got hurt in May and missed the first three months of the 2013 campaign, and returned for the Week 13 win over the Rams.