Eric Reid Injury: Updates on 49ers Safety's Recovery from Biceps Surgery

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured Columnist

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 25: Eric Reid #35 of the San Francisco 49ers defends during the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on September 25, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks defeated the 49ers 38-18. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)
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San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid left his team's Week 11 game against the New England Patriots with a torn biceps that will need surgery and keep him out for the remainder of the season.

Continue for updates.

Reid to Undergo Surgery

Monday, Nov. 21

Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reported Reid will go under the knife after an MRI confirmed a torn biceps.

Reid Comments on Injury

Monday, Nov. 21

Eric Reid @E_Reid35

Idk what Im more upset abt, not taking the field with these guys anymore or not being able to curl for 4 months lol jk I'm down but not out! https://t.co/MVpnPmvxkQ

Reid's Injury Another Blow to Struggling 49ers

Reid was injured in the fourth quarter, but he led the 49ers with seven tackles despite leaving the game early.

The fourth-year player entered Week 11 second on the team with 55 tackles while also adding one interception and five passes defended.

A first-round pick in the 2013 draft, Reid has started every game he has played for the 49ers, earning a Pro Bowl nod in his rookie season. Unfortunately, changes to the personnel have led to a dramatic decrease in the effectiveness of the entire San Francisco defense, which now rates among the worst in the NFL.

Sunday's loss was the ninth in a row, as the team dropped to 1-9 on the season.

With Reid missing the remainder of the campaign, Marcus Cromartie and Jaquiski Tartt should earn more playing time next to Antoine Bethea at safety.


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