ALAMEDA, Calif. — Oakland Raiders rookie safety Johnathan Abram will be placed on injured reserve after injuring his shoulder in the season opener.
Abram was injured in the first half Monday night against the Denver Broncos. He finished the game but will need to undergo surgery on Thursday and will miss the rest of the season.
Abram sent out a message on Twitter on Wednesday, saying “it’s all about perseverance.”
The Raiders were counting on Abram to be a key part of a revamped defense after drafting him 27th overall in April with the pick acquired from Dallas in last year’s trade for Amari Cooper.
Bosa not practicing with 49ers
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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Rookie defensive end Nick Bosa is not practicing as the San Francisco 49ers began three days of workouts at Youngstown State. The No. 2 overall pick from Ohio State missed the entire preseason with a high ankle sprain, but played 39 total snaps and had a sack Sunday in San Francisco’s 31-17 win at Tampa Bay.
49ers coach Kyle Shanahan will update Bosa’s status following the conclusion of the outdoor practice at the university’s soccer stadium.
The 6-foot-4, 266-pounder only played in three games for the Buckeyes in 2018 before undergoing season-ending bilateral core muscle surgery.
San Francisco is spending the week in the Mahoning Valley — instead of flying cross country from Florida — before its game on Sunday at Cincinnati.