San Francisco 49ers receiver Richie James Jr. has damaged his proper wrist throughout low season exercises and will not be able to return to the sphere till after the beginning of coaching camp.
The 49ers confirmed a report of the harm by NFL Community on Friday and stated they’ll have a greater concept of how lengthy James will probably be sidelined after he experiences to coaching camp subsequent month. NFL Community stated James is predicted to overlook at the very least two months.
James is the second receiver misplaced to harm this week for the defending NFC champion 49ers. No. 1 wideout Deebo Samuel underwent surgical procedure Thursday to restore a fracture in his left foot suffered throughout casual participant exercises in Tennessee. Samuel stated he expects to be again in 10 weeks, that means his will miss the beginning of coaching camp however ought to be wholesome for the season opener Sept. 13.
Gamers on all NFL groups have been figuring out away from workforce amenities this low season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
James initially joined the Niners as a seventh-round choose in 2018 and has been the workforce’s major returner for punts and kicks. Over the previous two years, James has averaged 23.four yards per kick return with one landing in 2018 towards Seattle and seven.5 yards per punt return.
He has additionally gotten restricted time as a receiver, catching 15 passes for 295 yards and two touchdowns.
The 49ers beforehand misplaced receiver Emmanuel Sanders in free company to New Orleans and can now open coaching camp with solely one of many 4 receivers who performed within the Tremendous Bowl, Kendrick Bourne, capable of follow.
San Francisco drafted receiver Brandon Aiyuk within the first spherical and he has school expertise as a returner. The Niners additionally picked Jauan Jennings within the seventh spherical, have Trent Taylor and Jalen Hurd getting back from season-long accidents, free agent addition Travis Benjamin and 2018 second-round choose Dante Pettis within the combine at receiver.