Niners' Lawson tears ACL in practice, lost for season

Updated: September 21, 2007, 7:53 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

The San Francisco 49ers suffered their first major injury blow of the season Thursday when they learned linebacker Manny Lawson was lost for the season because of a torn ACL.

Lawson suffered the knee injury late in practice Wednesday and a subsequent MRI revaled the tear. He will require season-ending surgery and will eventually be placed on the injured reserve list.

"I heard a pop, and I remember what [teammate] C.J. Brewer had talked about when he [injured his ...

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