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Starting running back Raheem Mostert announced Tuesday he would undergo season-ending knee surgery.
After just his second carry of Sunday's 41-33 win over the Detroit Lions game, Mostert went to the sideline during the 49ers' second series. He did not return to the game and was replaced by sixth-round rookie Elijah Mitchell, who rushed for 104 yards on 19 carries.
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Mostert said he believes the surgery will give him "the best possibility at coming back 110%."
"I'm gutted," Mostert said in a message posted to Twitter. "This sucks! This is obviously not what I worked so hard for. I wish more than anything I could be out there on the field with my brothers!!!
"Thank you or your support in our decision. I'M FAR FROM DONE!"
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Mostert, 29, emerged as a key threat in the 49ers' run to Super Bowl LIV in the 2019 campaign, leading the team with 772 rushing yards during the season. He suffered a high-ankle sprain and played in just eight games for a 49ers team that suffered injuries to a slew of key contributors, including quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, tight end George Kittle and defensive end Nick Bosa, among others.
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Mostert is in the final year of his contract with the 49ers.
Cornerback Jason Verrett will also miss the season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament on Sunday, coach Kyle Shanahan confirmed.
Mitchell could continue in the primary role in the backfield. Third-round pick Trey Sermon was a healthy scratch on Sunday.
The 49ers next play at the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.
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23. Panthers (23): QB Sam Darnold's relaunch and RB Christian McCaffrey's return understandably commanded a lot of attention, but Carolina's defense opened the season with a stifling performance (6 sacks, 252 yards allowed).
21. Washington (19): QB Ryan Fitzpatrick set record by making a Week 1 start for his sixth different club before sustaining a hip injury likely to cost him at least half the season. But it could be a silver lining for the WFT as it takes an extended look at Taylor Heinicke, who could have a long-term future here.
15. Broncos (18): Their .683 winning percentage in Week 1 is the NFL's best since the 1970 merger, but it hasn't helped them finish a season above .500 since 2016. But this team looks dangerous ... and classy, coach Vic Fangio wearing an FDNY hat on the sideline Sunday.
11. 49ers (9): Are they the team that led Detroit 38-10 through 2½ quarters, or the one that held on for a 41-33 win ... and is already dealing with another rash of injuries after losing CB Jason Verrett to a torn ACL while hoping RB Raheem Mostert (knee) can return by midseason?
9. Cowboys (14): Encouraging start for QB Dak Prescott after shining in his first game in 11 months ... though far less encouraging start for a rebooted defense that merely needs to be average but didn't reach that bar in Tampa despite generating four turnovers.
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8. Steelers (17): They were hardly dominant in upset of Buffalo, but tough defense, a re-commitment to the run and opportunistic special teams could carry Pittsburgh a long way once again.
6. Seahawks (10): Glass half empty -- QB Russell Wilson was sacked three more times (for shame, O-line). Glass half full -- the defense shone in Indianapolis and notched three sacks of its own. Given what just happened to their next opponent, Tennessee, expect D to take sack lead after Week 2.
5. Saints (16): New NBC football analyst Drew Brees kidded (right?) Sunday night that "I guess apparently this is what the Saints have been missing." He was referring to QB successor Jameis Winston, who struck downfield -- a capability that should open up the entire attack and especially help RB Alvin Kamara. Is this offense actually better? So far, so good given what New Orleans just did to the Packers ... and under suboptimal circumstances.
3. Rams (6): The Matthew Stafford-Sean McVay marriage appeared all it was cracked up to be ... through one game anyway. Stafford's Week 1-best 156.1 QB rating is the highest in league history for a player debuting with a new team.
2. Chiefs (2): The re-engineered offensive line generally held up well -- particularly given three players with zero NFL experience were debuting -- as did Kansas City's proclivity to fall into double-digit holes before dramatically climbing out of them.
1. Buccaneers (1): Poor start by a defense that was the true Super Bowl 55 MVP. But when you've got QB Tom Brady and a cast of offensive skill players that could have served as the starting lineup in the 2017 Pro Bowl, OK for the D to take an early mulligan.
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