Dre Greenlaw recovering after minor offseason surgery on thumb

May 26, 2023, 7:59 AM | Updated: 7:59 am

Jalen Hurts #1 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs the ball against Dre Greenlaw #57 of the San Francis...

Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Dre Greenlaw has been absent from team OTA’s this week and now we know why.

On Thursday’s edition of KNBR’s Papa & Lund show, the 26-year-old Greenlaw told the hosts he had a “little clean up in the thumb.” And while he may not be participating in team drills, he’s still with the team, continuing his individual offseason drills and training.

“Yeah, nothing major,” Greenlaw said told the hosts. “It was giving me some problems, just whenever I was punching at the ball or whenever like when I had to use my hands on O-linemen. My finger was just really jammed up, so I just had to get it cleaned up and fixed. It’s going really well right now, so I’m just waiting, I guess. Now, I think they’re going to keep me out of OTAs for the most part, just because you don’t want any setbacks right now. But it’s going really well.”

And Dre Greenlaw, a fifth-round draft pick in 2019, knows a thing or two about punching the ball out. Last season, he caused forced two fumbles, recovering two as well.

READ MORE ABOUT THE 49ERS’ OFFSEASON FROM SACTOWN SPORTS:

Thank you for readingĀ SactownSports.com. Follow us onĀ Twitter, and subscribe to ourĀ YouTubeĀ channel.

Newsletter

NFL

Brandon Aiyuk #11 of the San Francisco 49ers looks on against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Divi...

Amiliano Fragoso

3 Trade Scenarios for Brandon Aiyuk IF 49ers decided to part ways

The 49ers and Brandon Aiyuk haven't been able to work out a new deal. What if they did trade him? Here are three possible destinations.

2 hours ago

LAS VEGAS, NV - FEBRUARY 11: Brandon Aiyuk #11 of the San Francisco 49ers heads to the locker room ...

Amiliano Fragoso

Adam Schefter: 49ers were ‘never serious’ about trading Brandon Aiyuk this offseason

The 49ers have long wanted Brandon Aiyuk to remain in Red & Gold long-term, with Adam Schefter stating that outright on The Pat McAfee Show.

1 day ago

Ricky Pearsall #14 of the San Francisco 49ers works out during mini camp on June 05, 2024 in Santa ...

Amiliano Fragoso

Official: Ricky Pearsall signs rookie deal with San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco 49ers rookie WR Ricky Pearsall has put pen to paper on his four-year rookie deal, with the team announcing it Friday.

3 days ago

D.J. Jones #93 of the San Francisco 49ers goes through drills during training camp at SAP Performan...

Amiliano Fragoso

49ers players to report to training camp mid-to-end of July

The San Francisco 49ers 2024 Training Camp report dates have been released, with camp expected to commence at the end of July.

6 days ago

Brandon Aiyuk #11 of the San Francisco 49ers looks on during Super Bowl LVIII against the Kansas Ci...

Brenden Nunes

How concerning is the Brandon Aiyuk situation?

NBC Sports Bay Area's Taylor Wirth joined The Drive Guys to discuss the recent drama surrounding Brandon Aiyuk and the San Francisco 49ers.

6 days ago

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - DECEMBER 17: Wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk #11 of the San Francisco 49ers during ...

Field Level Media

Brandon Aiyuk: 49ers ‘don’t want me back’

In a self-shot video on Monday, WR Brandon Aiyuk shed light on his increasingly dim contract negotiations with the San Francisco 49ers.

6 days ago

Dre Greenlaw recovering after minor offseason surgery on thumb