Herremans Heading To IR

Photo by Jeff Fusco.

Photo by Jeff Fusco.

Todd Herremans will have season-ending surgery on his torn biceps and will be placed on injured reserve, a league source confirmed. The move could very well happen on Wednesday when Evan Mathis comes off short-term IR.

Jeff McLane was first with the report.

The surgery is scheduled for Friday. Recovery usually takes about three months. The expectation is that the arm will be back to full strength by the time offseason workouts start, per a source familiar with the situation.

Herremans suffered the injury against the Cardinals. He tried to play through it on Sunday against the Texans but wasn’t himself. He was replaced by Andrew Gardner in the third quarter after spraining his ankle.

“I thought he battled out there and played his tail off,” said Chip Kelly.  “As he told me on the sideline, when he sprained his ankle then he felt like he didn’t have ‑‑ he really said, ‘I’m a one-armed, one-leg guy now.’  He was great.  He knew when he wasn’t at the top of his game in terms of where he was that he couldn’t go. So, he was the one who kind of came up and told us what the deal was.”

Matt Tobin is expected to replace Herremans at right guard.

While the offensive line is losing a key cog, Kelly sounded very confident that Mathis will be returning to the lineup Monday night against Carolina.