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49ers news: Chris Culliver tears ACL in practice

Photo Credit: Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports

Another big blow to the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday took place on the injury front  as starting cornerback Chris Culliver, tore his left ACL in a non-contact drill, according to CSNBayArea.com.

This provides San Francisco with a problem that they really didn’t need. After already having a depleted cornerback core, the 49ers will be looking for players such as Nnamdi Asomugha and Perish Cox to step up.

So far this offseason, starters Michael Crabtree, Patrick Willis, and Culliver have all been injured. And while this is the same team that went to the Super Bowl last year, it is looking like a different team in training camp.

On top of this, the trade that would have put cornerback Eric Wright on the 49ers was voided due to a failed physical. This has not been the offseason that San Francisco had hoped for, but if there was one coach that could handle these troubles it would be Jim Harbaugh.   

Photo Credit: Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports

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Maxim Garshman

Maxim Garshman is a Bay Area native who now calls San Diego home. He has an expert voice on all things NHL and NFL, and currently works as the Chargers beat writer for Sports Out West.