49ers place veteran tight end Reed on IR with knee injury originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
Jordan Reed's unfortunate history with injuries continues, as the 49ers placed the tight end on injured reserve with an MCL injury suffered during the 36-9 Week 3 win over the New York Giants, coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters Monday afternoon.
Jordan Reed ended up coming back from the ankle injury, but sustained an MCL injury. He should be back in 6 to 8 weeks, #49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said.— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoNBCS) September 28, 2020
Reed started at tight end in Weeks 2 and 3, with All-Pro George Kittle being out while also dealing with a knee issue.
After a two-touchdown, 50-yard performance in the 49ers' win over the New York Jets, Reed caught two of his six targets for 23 yards against the Giants.
But after just missing a ball thrown out of the back of the end zone, Reed came up hobbling. It initially was feared to be an ankle injury, but Shanahan said the knee issue likely will sideline Reed between six and eight weeks.
This season in the NFL, an unlimited amount of players can be activated off injured reserve, with the only requirement being a minimum of three weeks spent on the list.
Looking ahead at the 49ers' schedule, a plausible return for Reed could be after the Week 11 bye, when they will play the Rams in Los Angeles.