Greenlaw to have surgery

From the Demozette

San Francisco linebacker Dre Greenlaw (Fayetteville, Arkansas Razorbacks) will miss six to eight weeks for an injury suffered after a celebration with teammates following his interception return for a touchdown in Sunday’s season-opening victory against the Detroit Lions.

Another San Francisco 49ers’ starter is headed for surgery, this time for a most unusual injury in how it apparently occurred. Dre Greenlaw, the 49ers’ starting weak-side linebacker, will miss six to eight weeks for a procedure on his groin (or core muscle) that was injured during his interception return for a touchdown in Sunday’s season opener, a source confirmed. Greenlaw (Fayetteville, Arkansas Razorbacks) did not return to the 49ers’ 41-33 win at Detroit following his 39-yard interception return. After being mobbed by celebratory teammates in the end zone and heading to the 49ers’ sideline, he went into the locker room before halftime. Greenlaw eventually should return to the 49ers’ lineup, although that two-month recovery was also projected for running back Raheem Mostert, who announced Tuesday he’ll actually undergo season-ending knee surgery. …

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