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Report: 49ers linebacker Dre Greenlaw underwent successful Achilles surgery

Feb 16, 2024, 9:16 AM | Updated: 9:28 am

Dre Greenlaw #57 of the San Francisco 49ers leaves the field during the second quarter against the ...

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 11: Dre Greenlaw #57 of the San Francisco 49ers leaves the field during the second quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs during Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium on February 11, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Dre Greenlaw underwent successful surgery on his torn Achilles, NFL insider Ian Rapoport reported.

Greenlaw left Super Bowl LVIII against the Kansas City Chiefs early with the injury. A few minutes into the second quarter, Greenlaw and the 49ers defense were returning to the field after a Chiefs’ punt when the San Francisco linebacker went down with a non-contact injury. He was eventually carted off the field. Shortly later on the broadcast, the announcers said it was an Achilles injury.

The typical recovery time for a torn Achilles is anywhere from nine to 12 months. He’s expected to miss the start of the 2024 season, but Rapoport says, “he will make a full recovery.”

The 26-year-old linebacker played in 15 games for the Red & Gold this past season. Dre Greenlaw was a late scratch from the team’s final regular-season game in Week 18 because of Achilles tendinitis. When he played, he recorded 120 tackles, 75 solo tackles and 1.5 sacks.

Key offseason dates for the San Francisco 49ers

  • Tuesday, Feb. 20th – Teams can begin franchising players until Tuesday, March 5th
  • Tuesday, Feb. 27 – NFL Combine begins
  • Thursday, March 13 – The 2024 free agency signing period begins at 1 p.m. PST

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