49ers’ wide receiver Mario Manningham is out for the remainder of the season with a torn ACL and PCL, reports Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Manningham suffered the injury on Sunday night against the Seahawks while fumbling a pass from Colin Kaepernick. His left knee appeared to have been wrangled up in the pile as the football slipped out. The former New York Giant needed help getting off the field, and was eventually carted to the locker room for an X-ray.
The writing was on the wall when he trudged out of the locker room on crutches, and left practice Monday on crutches. It was simply just a matter of the MRI confirming the speculation.
The 49ers have now lost two of their top five receivers to knee injuries—Kyle Williams a few weeks ago, and Manningham now. A.J. Jenkins will likely play a role in the Niners’ receiving situation, and Michael Crabtree will have to carry a bigger as well.