Dre Greenlaw's 39-yard interception return for a touchdown in the 49ers' Week 1 win over the Detroit Lions already impacted his health, and it now will be making his wallets a bit lighter as well.
Greenlaw was fined $5,169 for his wave toward Lions defenders as he ran back Jared Goff's pass, NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reported Saturday morning citing league sources.
Greenlaw also aggravated a core muscle injury on the play that he had been dealing with for some time, and was officially placed on injured reserve by the 49ers earlier Saturday morning as he opted to have surgery.
The third-year linebacker will be eligible to return to the lineup after a minimum of three weeks on IR, but his timeline for recovery from the surgery is about four to six weeks.
Greenlaw won't soon forget his first career NFL touchdown, but he likely will avoid any kind of hand signals toward his opponents, as the league clearly is cracking down on any form of taunting.