Welp. Based on what we know about what happened to Chris Culliver in practice Thursday, we saw this coming:
I'm told #49ers CB Chris Culliver tore his ACL today during practice. Terrible. A late MRI revealed the news.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 2, 2013
Blows keep coming: 49ers believe CB Chris Culliver suffered a torn ACL.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 2, 2013
Unless Culliver has Wolverine-like healing capabilities, he’s out for the season. It’s a big blow to the Niners, who were counting on Culliver to be major contributor in the cadre of cornerbacks they have this season. Now, that third cornerback spot is Nnamdi Asomugha’s to lose. It also affects the Niners looking toward the future. They have just two cornerbacks under contract beyond this season. And now one of them is going to be coming off major knee surgery.