Raheem Mostert to have season-ending knee surgery
San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

49ers RB Raheem Mostert to have season-ending knee surgery

The San Francisco 49ers opened the regular season with a 41-33 victory at the Detroit Lions on Sunday but unveiled Monday that cornerback Jason Verrett was lost for the campaign due to a torn ACL. Additionally, running back Raheem Mostert was expected to miss at least eight weeks of action with chipped cartilage in his knee. 

Mostert's absence will be much longer. 

Mostert took to Twitter Tuesday to confirm he is having season-ending knee surgery but vowed to come back from this latest setback.

Mostert carried the ball just twice for 20 yards in Detroit before he prematurely left the game. The 29-year-old was limited to just eight contests last season due to knee and ankle issues, and Spotrac notes his contract expires at the conclusion of the current campaign.

San Francisco received somewhat of a boost Sunday when rookie Elijah Mitchell replaced the injured Mostert and gained 104 yards with a touchdown on 19 carries. Mitchell could receive an opportunity to prove himself as a full-time RB1 during this coming Sunday's matchup at the Philadelphia Eagles. 

Philadelphia defeated the Atlanta Falcons 32-6 in Week 1.

Zac Wassink is a football and futbol aficionado who is a PFWA member and is probably yelling about Tottenham Hotspur at the moment. Erik Lamela and Eli Manning apologist. Chanted for Matt Harvey to start the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field. Whoops. You can find him on Twitter at @ZacWassink

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