Brandon Aiyuk ruled out for 49ers Thursday night game vs. Giants

Sep 21, 2023, 1:56 PM | Updated: 4:23 pm

Brandon Aiyuk #11 of the San Francisco 49ers looks on during a joint practice with the Minnesota Vi...

EAGAN, MN - AUGUST 18: Brandon Aiyuk #11 of the San Francisco 49ers looks on during a joint practice with the Minnesota Vikings at training camp at TCO Performance Center on August 18, 2022 in Eagan, Minnesota. (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)

(Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk has been ruled out for Thursday’s home opener.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter was the first to report the news. The team has not yet announced the move. Aiyuk was listed as questionable following an injury last Sunday.

The San Francisco 49ers wide receiver suffered a shoulder injury in Week 2’s win over the Los Angeles Rams early in the game. Brandon Aiyuk was a limited participant in practice Tuesday, creating a sense of optimism, before ultimately deciding to sit him.

In a subsequent move, the 49ers promoted wide receiver Chris Conley from the practice squad.

Additionally, cornerback Ambry Thomas has been ruled out for Week 3 with a knee injury. To fill his spot, the 49ers have elevated CBs Tre Swilling and Shemar Jean-Charles from the team’s practice squad. Also inactive for the 49ers this evening is Nick Zakelj, Kalia Davis and Jalen Graham.

Brandon Allen is the 49ers’ emergency third quarterback.

On the New York side, running bak Saquon Barkley and offensive tackle Andrew Thomas have also been ruled out.

Upcoming San Francisco 49ers Schedule

  • Thursday, September 21st vs. New York Giants – 5:15 PM PST
  • Sunday, October 1st vs. Arizona Cardinals – 1:25 PM PST
  • Sunday, October 8th vs. Dallas Cowboys – 5:20 PM PST
  • Sunday, October 15th @ Cleveland Browns – 10:00 AM PST

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