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49ers defensive back D.J. Reed tore a pectoral muscle during a recent workout, Reed confirmed on social media.
“Today it felt like I was dreaming,” Reed wrote. “I wanted to wake up from not having a torn pectoral. I realized it is what it is. All I can control is how I respond to what life throws at me. I can control my thoughts, my attitude and my actions. I will speak positively only, because the power of the tongue is real. Once I get surgery I will heal up and I will attack my rehab.”
The prognosis on Reed’s return to action is unknown.
The 49ers lost linebacker Kwon Alexander to a torn pectoral Oct. 31, and he returned in January to play in all three postseason games.
Reed, 23, played 31 of a possible 32 games in his first two seasons after the 49ers made him a fifth-round choice. He has played cornerback, nickel back and safety and also can returns punts and kickoffs.