The injury bug at 49ers training camp has made its way to the offense as guard, Joshua Garnett is the newest victim.

The Stanford product is off to a slow start to his sophomore campaign. He suffered a knee injury and will need to undergo surgery to repair it.

It won’t take long as he’s expected to be back after a month. However, it’s still something that will halt the second-year guard’s development.

What does Garnett’s injury mean for the 49ers?

This will mean a lot in regards to the situation on the interior of the offensive line. Not only is he involved in a training camp competition with the guards, but he was expected to become a starter.

Now, because of the injury, the guard and center positions are up for consideration. There’s a great deal to what the 49ers can do with the interchanging parts. The most likely starting scenario would be to keep Daniel Kilgore in at the center position and move Jeremy Zuttah to either guard spot. This can leave the remaining guard position for Zane Beadles.

There’s a great deal to what the 49ers can do with the interchanging parts. The most likely starting scenario would be to keep Daniel Kilgore in at the center position and move Jeremy Zuttah to either guard spot. This can leave the remaining guard position for Zane Beadles.

Likely scenario for Garnett coming back

It’s unfortunate that Garnett went down with his knee injury. Now he will deal with the grueling process of rehab and get back to playing at his usual pace before this injury happened.

He will initially be brought back as a rotational player. He did this a great deal during his rookie season in 2016.

It’s not ideal that this injury happened to Garnett in just his second season. This is the time in which he begins to flourish scratch his potential. Now, that will be on hold.

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