San Francisco 49ers: Top 5 injury liabilities for 2020

Nick Bosa #97 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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A look at five major injuries that could potentially derail the San Francisco 49ers’ 2020 season and their chance at a Super Bowl run.

The NFL is a very physical sport and injuries are a regular occurrence for all the players in the league. Every team in the league has to adapt when injuries occur. The concept sounds easy enough but sometimes it can be incredibly difficult.

The San Francisco 49ers have had their own devastating injuries over the years. And already in training camp, a number of other injury setbacks have hindered head coach Kyle Shanahan’s squad. Wide receivers Deebo Samuel (foot) and Richie James (wrist) suffered injuries before camp even began. And now second-year wideout Jalen Hurd is expected to miss all of 2020 after tearing his ACL.

In previous years, multiple injuries have hindered the Niners depth chart. Yet while the same happened last season, San Francisco’s depth was adequate enough to overcome them en route to a Super Bowl appearance, which is the same goal for Shanahan and Co. this season, too.

This is why teams try and build depth behind each starter and give their team the best chance. It is super important to make sure a team has good depth behind its starters. No team is immune to injuries and they all have to deal with them, and some do it better than others.

The 49ers have a lot of talent all over their roster. There are certain players the team absolutely can’t afford to lose to serious injury this season, however.

Let’s look at the top five players San Francisco surely can’t afford to lose to lengthy injury setbacks in 2020.