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While the San Francisco 49ers escaped Thursday’s game over the Arizona Cardinals with a win, they’ll now be without star linebacker Kwon Alexander for the remainder of the 2019 season.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Alexander suffered a torn pectoral muscle in Thursday’s game and he will miss the remainder of the 2019 season.

It’s a devastating blow for one of the NFL’s best defenses. San Francisco signed Alexander to a four-year, $54 million contract this offseason and he instantly became an impact player for the defense.

The 25-year-old had 34 tackles with four pass deflections, one interception, a forced fumble and excelled in coverage. In his absence, linebacker Dre Greenlaw will likely see significantly more snaps.

Matt Johnson
Writer at Sportsnaut. Journalism student at San Diego State University. Seen on MSN. Previously: eDraft, The Connection