The Washington Post

Surgery on knee to cut Mostert’s year short


San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert will undergo season-ending surgery on his knee after being injured in Sunday’s season opener.

Coach Kyle Shanahan had said Mostert was expected to miss eight weeks because of chipped cartilage in his knee, but Mostert said on his Twitter account Tuesday that he will miss the rest of the season.

Mostert said he was “gutted” by the decision, but after consulting with multiple doctors he felt this was the best choice for his long-term future.

Mostert played only eight games last season because of ankle and knee injuries, and he lasted only four snaps this year.

Rookie Elijah Mitchell, a sixthround draft pick, took advantage of the opportunit­y after Mostert went down and rushed for 104 yards and a touchdown in his NFL debut. The 49ers also have Jamycal Hasty and third-rounder Trey Sermon, who was a healthy scratch for the opener.

The 49ers also are signing former Lions running back Kerryon Johnson to the practice squad, according to his agent, Drew Rosenhaus.

DOLPHINS: Raekwon Davis was placed on injured reserve by Miami, meaning the defensive tackle will miss at least three games.

Davis suffered a knee injury in the Dolphins’ season-opening win at New England on Sunday. He had 40 tackles last season, second in the NFL among rookie defensive linemen behind only Washington’s Chase Young.

SAINTS: Six unidentifi­ed members of the New Orleans coaching staff, a player and a nutritioni­st tested positive for the coronaviru­s, two people familiar with the situation said.

The names of those who tested positive were not expected to be released in the short term because of federal medical privacy laws. It is unclear how long those who tested positive will remain isolated from the team before they can return to the field or in-person meetings.

BILLS: Buffalo joined the Las Vegas Raiders as the only teams to require proof of vaccinatio­n against the coronaviru­s for all fans over the age of 12 attending their games.

The change comes after reports from fans about lax mask enforcemen­t during the Bills’ opening game Sunday against Pittsburgh.

Unvaccinat­ed fans were allowed to attend but were supposed to wear masks at all times under guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

TITANS: Tennessee signed kicker Randy Bullock off its practice squad a day after releasing Michael Badgley.

Tennessee signed Bullock to the practice squad Saturday, when it put kicker Sam Ficken on injured reserve with an injured right groin. Badgley was the first kicker promoted from the practice squad and given a chance, but he missed an extra point and a field goal in a 38-13 loss to Arizona.

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