Chris Culliver likely to miss 2013 NFL season with torn knee ligament

Culliver likely to miss season with knee injury
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San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver is expected to miss the entire 2013 NFL season after sustaining an ACL tear during training camp.

The San Francisco 49ers have confirmed that Chris Culliver sustained an anterior cruciate ligament tear during yesterday's practice.

The cornerback picked up the injury during a punt return drill with rookie Marcus Cooper.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the 24-year-old was in tears as he left the practice field being comforted by 49ers general manager Trent Baalke.

It is expected that Culliver will need surgery to repair the injury, which would keep him off the field this season.

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