San Francisco 49ers DL Arik Armstead on mend after surgery

By The Sports Xchange  |  May 18, 2018 at 6:45 PM
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San Francisco 49ers defensive end Arik Armstead is recovering after undergoing minor foot surgery in the offseason.

Armstead is expected to be available for most, if not all, of the team's spring drills, NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport reported, citing a team source.

A first-round draft pick of the 49ers in 2015 (No. 17 overall), Armstead has been hampered by injuries in his brief career, although the foot procedure was described as a cleanup.

The 6-foot-7, 292-pound Armstead appeared in all 16 games as a rookie, making one start, but he has been limited to a combined 14 games over the past two seasons due to shoulder and hand injuries.

San Francisco did pick up the 2019 contract option for Armstead, who has 6.0 career sacks, including 2.5 in eight games in 2016 before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury.

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