Injury News: Former Eagles WR Jordan Matthews suffers torn ACL, out for 2022 season
49ers’ tight end Jordan Matthews had his sights set on a roster spot this summer, but those plans were thwarted today.
According to Cam Inman of The Mercury News, Matthews tore his ACL on a non-contact route earlier in practice.
#49ers tight end Jordan Matthews tore his ACL and is going on injured reserve. Happened on a route, non-contact early in Monday’s session.— Cam Inman (@CamInman) August 3, 2022
Really made strides in past year converting from wide receiver and was strong contender to make 53-man roster this season at TE. pic.twitter.com/UgJeyMzZb9
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The converted tight end was originally drafted by the Eagles in 2014, serving as their No. 1 pass-catcher for multiple seasons. During his first three years in Philadelphia, Matthews caught 225 passes for 2,673 yards and 19 TDs. He returned to the Eagles in 2018, appearing in 14 games and catching a touchdown from Nick Foles in the Divisional Round of the postseason.
Matthews later added 30 pounds to his frame and made the switch to tight end, landing with the 49ers. At 30 years old, Matthews has a lengthy rehab ahead of him if he wants to return to the game.
Here’s hoping for a speedy recovery.
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