San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Shawn Poindexter likely suffered a season-ending knee injury in Monday's preseason game against the Denver Broncos, coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters on Tuesday.
Shanahan said Poindexter likely suffered an ACL tear. Poindexter was scheduled to undergo an MRI exam to formally confirm the extent of the injury.
Poindexter was hurt while covering a punt in the second half. He had help while limping off the field and was later carted to the locker room.
Poindexter is an undrafted rookie from Arizona. He caught 67 passes for 1,135 yards and 12 touchdowns in three seasons at the school.
The 49ers will sign receiver/returner Chris Thompson to fill the opening, according to Shanahan.
Thompson was cut by San Francisco earlier this month. He played in 13 games for the Houston Texans in 2017 and had five receptions for 84 yards, while averaging 21.7 yards on 17 kickoff returns and 6.5 yards on six punt returns.
--Field Level Media