Depleted 49ers fear Ansah could be out for year

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Of the many positions at which the San Francisco 49ers are dealing with injuries, perhaps none has been hit harder than defensive end. And, if the Niners’ fears are confirmed on Monday morning, they will have already lost one of the players brought in to replace their previously injured edge rushers.

Defensive end Ziggy Ansah was ruled out with an arm injury at halftime of the Niners’ 25-20 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night. The team’s early suspicion was that the injury was a torn biceps, which would require season-ending surgery.

“That’s what it sounded like,” coach Kyle Shanahan said. “Everything that I’ve heard in there sounds like that’s gonna happen. Pretty sure we’ll confirm that tomorrow but that’s what it sounded like.”

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Ansah is scheduled for an MRI on Monday, which is expected to confirm the Niners’ fears. And if indeed that turns out to be the case, Ansah would be the third outside pass-rusher the team will have to place on injured reserve in the span of three weeks.

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