Report: Greenlaw suffers torn Achilles in Super Bowl LVIII vs. Chiefs originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area
Linebacker Dre Greenlaw was ruled out for the remainder of the Super Bowl after he suffered an Achilles injury as he ran onto the field for the 49ers' defensive drive with 9:16 remaining in the second quarter.
Dre was carted off after suffering an injury running back onto the field 😢
— 49ers on NBCS (@NBCS49ers) February 12, 2024
The injury is believed to be a torn Achilles, NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reported in the third quarter, citing sources. A devastating blow to Greenlaw and the 49ers on Sunday and likely for most of next season.
Sources: #49ers star LB Dre Greenlaw is believed to have suffered a torn Achilles while trying to run onto the field in the Super Bowl. Not a surprise, unfortunately. As crushing as it gets. pic.twitter.com/qLf5TRdEYu
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 12, 2024
After suffering the injury, Greenlaw was attended to by trainers on San Francisco's sideline before leaving the game on a cart.
Greenlaw initially was questionable to return before the 49ers ruled him out just before halftime, but it appears San Francisco will be without one of its best players for quite some time.
Backup linebacker Oren Burks replaced Greenlaw on the following drive in the second quarter.