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Robbie Gould out of 49ers-Seahawks game with groin injury

The 49ers punter handled the first extra point of Week 4.

San Francisco 49ers punter Mitch Wishnowsky (18) and San Francisco 49ers kicker Robbie Gould (9) walk off the field after a 49ers score during an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the San Francisco 49ers in Detroit, Michigan USA, on Sunday, September 12, 2021. Photo by Amy Lemus/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Tuesday update: Ian Rapoport reported that 49ers kicker Robbie Gould was placed on injured reserve and signed free agent Joey Slye in his place. Slye was an UDFA in the 2019 class who played with the Panthers until the team released him back in August.

Slye most recently kicked for the Texans, missing an extra point attempt in Week 3 and a 41-yard FG attempt in Week 2, which would have brought the Texans within a score with two minutes left to go in regulation against the Browns.

With the current injured reserve rules in effect, Gould will be out at least three weeks.

UPDATE: Wishnowsky got a 41-yard field goal attempt but missed. It’s worth noting that fullback Kyle Juszczyk is now the holder for Wishnowsky.

The San Francisco 49ers got on the board on their first drive against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 4, but the score resulted in a surprise. Punter Mitch Wishnowsky was forced to kick the extra point.

Wishnowsky traditionally is the punter, PAT/FG holder, and kickoff man, while Robbie Gould kicks extra points and field goals. However, Gould is dealing with a groin injury, according to the FOX broadcast.

Gould came into the game ranked No. 16 among kickers. The 49ers offense has been a bit up and down, but Gould is a low ceiling safe play most weeks. This week, only 10.4% of ESPN fantasy players have Gould in their starting lineup. They’ll be taking a goose-egg unless Gould is able to get back into the game.

Wishnowsky would not take over kicking duties if Gould were to miss the team’s Week 5 game against the Cardinals. Rather, the team would sign a kicker in the next day or two as an alternative.