49ers WR Trent Taylor undergoes foot surgery, out indefinitely

Wideout only planning to miss a couple games

Tommy Call
August 10, 2019 - 7:28 pm

In surprising news, 49ers third-year wide receiver Trent Taylor will be out indefinitely with a broken foot, per 49ers general manager John Lynch.

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Taylor broke his foot in practice on Friday and underwent surgery. A screw was inserted into Taylor’s foot on Friday.  

After news broke during the 49ers - Cowboys preseason game, Taylor took to twitter to say he’ll be “just missing a couple of games.”

Taylor’s 2018 season was hampered with injuries due to back problems. Taylor had a procedure in training camp last year after his back flared up. Taylor played throughout the season, but never looked like the player he was in his rookie season. 

After a healthy offseason, Taylor has looked like one of the 49ers best players in training camp. Taylor has been one of the most targeted wide receivers by Jimmy Garoppolo throughout camp. He caught two touchdown passes from Garoppolo in the red zone portion of practice on Wednesday. 

Taylor’s injury will cause a shake up in the 49ers heated wide receiver position battle. Taylor’s strong camp made him a lock to make the team, while other 49ers  pass catchers have been inconsistent. 

Veteran Jordan Matthews will now be in the mix with young players like Richie James, Deebo Sameul and Jalen Hurd for serious playing time. 

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