The Niners pulled out a big win on Thursday night against the Arizona Cardinals, but it came with a cost as the team lost starting inside linebacker Kwon Alexander.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source that Alexander will miss the rest of the season with a torn pectoral muscle.
“Kwon has been great for us this year on the field and as a leader,” Niners coach Kyle Shanahan stated on Friday.
“I mean you guys can feel (his energy). I think everyone watching it can feel it and our team feels it. That’s how he is on game day, that’s how he is on the practice field. The speed he plays with, he’s been a great addition for us. It’s going to be a tough loss.”
The 25-year-old inked a deal this past offseason with the 49ers for $54 million covering four seasons. This season in eight games he’s put up 34 tackles, one forced fumble, one interception and 0.5 sacks.