The San Francisco 49ers team plane landed at Greenbrier Valley Airport last night for their stay at The Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs.
The 49ers, last year’s NFC Super Bowl representative, are 1-1 so far this season and are coming off a 31-13 victory over the New York Jets just a few hours before touching down in Lewisburg.
For those who do not know a lot about the West Coast team, they have gotten steadily better in the last couple seasons ever since head coach Kyle Shanahan took over the reins. As mentioned above, they played in last year’s Super Bowl, but lost to the Kansas City Chiefs.
The team is residing at America’s Resort because they play at the New York Giants this Sunday, September 27, and rather than fly home, and return in a few days time, the team found a temporary home at The Greenbrier.
In the win over the Jets, San Francisco took care of business as they usually do, but they suffered some injuries to some key players. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, running back Raheem Mostert and defensive end Nick Bosa all left the game and will spend most of the coming week rehabbing trying to get ready for next Sunday. However, reports are circling that Bosa may have torn an ACL which would force him to miss the rest of the season.
Before their injuries, Garoppolo was 14-of-16 for 131 yards and two touchdowns and Mostert ran for 92 yards and a score on just eight carries. So those two would be huge losses if they are unable to return to action soon.
On defense, Fred Warner led the team with nine tackles and Arik Armstead had a sack.
In week one, the 49ers blew a second half lead to the Arizona Cardinals and lost 24-20. Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray had a big fourth quarter that rallied his team to the comeback victory.
Garoppolo in that one threw for 259 yards and two scores. Mostert ran for 56 yards and had 95 yards receiving.
San Francisco will hold regular practices this week at the football field at The Greenbrier, the same place where the New Orleans Saints and Houston Texans held their respective training camps in previous years.
The practices will not be open to the public due to the health concerns that still loom from the COVID-19 pandemic.