Oct. 29, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver (82) Mario Manningham against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The 49ers defeated the Cardinals 24-3. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Manningham: “I Wish I Was Out There With My Team”


Last year, Mario Manningham was a hero for the New York Giants, making one of the greatest catches in Super Bowl history.

This time, with the 49ers, he’ll be watching from he sidelines.

Manningham suffered a torn ACL and PCL when attempting to make a catch in a Week 12 blowout loss to the Seahawks. The starting wide receiver was consequently ruled out for the season with the injury.

Oh man, it’s tough to watch, man,” he told the New York Daily News. “This is my new team. I know it was a special moment what we did with the Giants, but I wish I was out there with my team right now, man.”

As the No. 2 option at wide receiver for the 49ers, Manningham caught 42 passes for 449 yards in 12 games. He signed a two-year, $7.5 million contract with San Francisco before the season.

Despite being sidelined, Manningham says he believes in his team.

“These guys, they’re a special group of guys right here,” he said.” I know they’re going to go get the job done.”

 

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