LAS VEGAS — 49ers linebacker Dre Greenlaw suffered a torn left Achilles tendon in San Francisco’s 25-22 Super Bowl LVIII loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, coach Kyle Shanahan said after the game.
Greenlaw’s injury happened after a San Francisco punt with 9:26 left in the second quarter. Greenlaw was not on the field for the punt and was simply running back onto the field for the next defensive series when he went down after taking a step toward the field.
It was a noncontact injury, and though Greenlaw was able to hobble to the sideline, he was quickly taken to the locker room on a cart and was in tears, according to the CBS broadcast.
Greenlaw had three tackles before his injury. Oren Burks replaced him at weakside linebacker.
Greenlaw missed a Week 18 game against the Los Angeles Rams with Achilles tendinitis and was still dealing with it leading up to the NFC divisional round win against the Green Bay Packers on Jan. 20.