49ers running back Matt Breida will not be available to play this week against the Denver Broncos because of an ankle injury.
Breida sustained an injury to his left ankle Sunday during pregame warmups in Seattle. He has been bothered by a left ankle injury since the Week 5 game against the Arizona Cardinals, but 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday that the recent injury is different from the injury that has plagued the second-year pro this season.
Breida ranks 13th in the NFL with 744 yards on 132 carries, with three touchdowns. He also has caught 21 passes for 209 yards and two more scores.
Safety Jaquiski Tartt will not be available this week because of a shoulder stringer that he aggravated against the Seahawks. Outside linebacker/defensive end Dekoda Watson will go on season-ending injured reserve with a calf injury.
Wide receiver Marquise Goodwin returned to the team Monday, and is expected to be available this week, Shanahan said. Goodwin missed the past two games, as the team excused him to deal with a family matter.
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With Breida unavailable this week, undrafted rookie Jeff Wilson is expected to receive the bulk of the playing time. Wilson played 55 of the 49ers' 76 snaps Sunday, and he gained 61 yards on 15 carries and also caught eight passes for 73 yards.
Alfred Morris and Matthew Dayes are the only other healthy running backs on the 49ers' roster.
SANTA CLARA – The statue of legendary 49ers quarterback Joe Montana outside Levi’s Stadium was vandalized on Monday night following San Francisco's 27-24 overtime loss to the Seattle Seahawks, according to authorities.
Jorge Alberto Lopez of Santa Clara was booked into Santa Clara County Jail on a charge of felony vandalism, Santa Clara Police announced in a press release.
According to the report, a security officer at Levi’s Stadium witnessed Lopez grab the facemask of the statue and pull it off. The suspect was arrested at 9:50 p.m. on Monday.
The 49ers released the following statement on Wednesday:
“The Joe Montana statue that is part of the ‘The Catch’ art installation located inside the stadium’s Gate A plaza was vandalized following our recent Monday Night Football game. Security personnel apprehended the individual soon thereafter and the Santa Clara Police Department arrested the individual on felony vandalism charges. Crews have already begun repairs on the statue and expect work to be complete prior to Sunday’s home game. As this is an ongoing police matter, we will not have any additional comment.”
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The statue of Montana was dedicated last October and is accompanied by a statue of Dwight Clark making the leaping catch in the 1981 NFC Championship Game that lifted the 49ers to their first Super Bowl. The statue has since been repaired.
49ers rookie sensation Nick Bosa experienced something Monday night that the 22-year-old hasn’t faced in over two years.
He lost a game.
That’s right, the defensive end hadn’t suffered defeat prior to San Francisco's loss to the Seahawks on Monday night since his sophomore season at Ohio State.
That game was especially rough for Bosa, as he was ejected in the second quarter after a pretty blatant targeting penalty for a hit on Iowa's quarterback.
Bosa’s Buckeyes won the first three games of 2018 before he injured his knee and missed the final 11 games of his collegiate career.
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The 49ers hope to restart Bosa’s winning streak Sunday when they take on the Arizona Cardinals at Levi’s Stadium.