Matt Breida Injury Profile

Matt Breida
Position: RB
Height/Weight: 5’10″/195 lbs.
College: Georgia Southern
Year joined Bills: 2021
Acquired: Free Agency via Dolphins

High School

Going back to his junior varsity days, Breida suffered a broken right forearm during his freshman year of high school.

Georgia Southern

Played in 48 games out of 48 games while in college. Noted to have an ankle injury against Georgia State followed by offseason shoulder surgery in 2016.

Based on the wording from this article at The Athletic, it’s possible that he suffered a torn labrum in 2013 requiring surgery. The prior article noting the 2016 surgery isn’t as detailed, which suggests that he suffered two shoulder injuries during his time in college.

2017 San Francisco 49ers

Appeared in 16 games, did not suffer any publicly known injuries.

2018 49ers

Breida suffered a separated shoulder in the preseason, missing time leading up to the regular season. He then suffered a knee hyperextension in Week 3. The following week, he suffered a shoulder subluxation/dislocation in Week 4, not missing time for either injury. For each of these injuries, the side was not specified.

Despite not missing any games due to those injuries, Breida then suffered a left ankle injury termed a “mid-ankle sprain,” but more likely a high ankle sprain in Week 7. Breida then suffered another ankle sprain on the left side that was a different injury, which suggests a possible low ankle sprain in Week 12, forcing him to miss Week 13. Another ankle injury suffered in Week 16 led to missing Week 17 to end a disastrous 4-12 season, overall missing two games.

2019 49ers

Not able to stay fully healthy, Breida sustained a slightly torn pectoral muscle during OTA’s resulting in missing a portion of the offseason program. This was the result of a weightlifting injury that is a common mechanism of injury for a pectoral tear. He ultimately did not require surgery.

Breida suffered yet another ankle injury, side not specified in Week 8, aggravating it again in Week 10, missing three games.

2020 Miami Dolphins

Breida suffered a hamstring strain in Week 8, missing Weeks 9 and 10. Shortly after returning, he tested positive for COVID-19, missing Weeks 13 and 14.

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RB Matt Breida Injury History