San Francisco 49ers star Dre Greenlaw suffers injury during Super Bowl LVIII first half, Internet calls it 'huge loss'

San Francisco 49ers star Dre Greenlaw suffers injury during Super Bowl LVIII first half, Internet calls it 'huge loss'
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Dre Greenlaw collapsed on the sideline in visible agony (Getty Images)

PARADISE, NEVADA: The atmosphere at Allegiant Stadium during Super Bowl LVIII turned solemn Sunday night, February 11, when San Francisco 49ers linebacker Dre Greenlaw collapsed on the sideline in visible agony, clutching his left leg.

The defensive star's Achilles suddenly gave out, leaving Greenlaw unable to put weight on his leg. Trainers rushed to the aid of the 25-year-old, but it soon became clear that his night was over.

As Greenlaw was carted back to the locker room, helmet off and head down, the crushing reality set in for both the player and the team - the Niners would have to continue their title quest without one of their most vital defensive cogs, as per Daily Mail.



 

Departure of Dre Greenlaw is a painful case of deja vu for San Francisco 49ers

Greenlaw was bouncing up and down with teammates on the sidelines when he suddenly collapsed, grasping his left leg in agony. Trainers immediately rushed to his aid before carting him off the field, a heartbreaking sight for 49ers fans and players alike.

At halftime, the 49ers confirmed Greenlaw would not return, dealing a major blow to their defense. The starting linebacker began all 15 games he played this season and was second on the team in tackles. His absence left a gaping hole difficult to fill against the dynamic Kansas City Chiefs offense.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 11: Dre Greenlaw #57 of the San Francisco 49ers leaves the field during the second quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs during Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium on February 11, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
At halftime, the 49ers confirmed Dre Greenlaw would not return, dealing a major blow to their defense (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

This is Greenlaw's fifth NFL season, having played his entire career thus far in San Francisco. He entered Sunday's game credited with three assists before the unfortunate injury occurred.

The departure of Greenlaw is a painful case of deja vu for the 49ers, reminiscent of their Super Bowl loss four years ago. Greenlaw is one of just eight current players who suited up in that 54th edition against Kansas City when the Chiefs overcame a 10-point deficit late to win.

Now their dreams of redemption have taken a hit with the loss of a trusted defender. Greenlaw's teammates and coaches know all too well how it feels to suffer critical injuries on football's biggest stage.

Internet erupts with well-wishes to news of Dre Greenlaw's heartbreaking injury

Upon learning of Greenlaw's heartbreaking injury during the Super Bowl, the internet swiftly rallied to send messages of support and well-wishes. One X user succinctly expressed the sentiment, stating, "Bro deserved better."



 

Another empathetic user remarked, "Sad for Dre, time for another hobby. Gets hurt too much." A third user shared their concern, writing, "Hope he gets better soon. Huge loss for the Niners."



 



 

Meanwhile, a supporter urged the linebacker to take the time needed for recovery, saying, "Rest up Big Play Dre!" In a simple yet heartfelt message, a fifth user conveyed, "Get healthy my guy."



 



 

Lastly, a sixth user adopted a more reflective tone, stating, "I’m so sad for these guys, man. Rest up Dre, I love this team."



 

 

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