Charvarius Ward

49ers corner Ward undergoes successful core muscle surgery

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Charvarius Ward underwent successful core muscle surgery Thursday, the 49ers cornerback confirmed to NBC Sports Bay Area on Friday.

Ward originally announced the successful procedure on social media, but did not include specific details. 

The standout corner suffered the injury to his groin/core muscle area in the 49ers' Week 14 win over the Seattle Seahawks, leaving the game after playing only four defensive snaps.

Ward was on the injury report the following week, missing two practices, but returned to the lineup in Week 15 against the Arizona Cardinals where he appeared on the field for 62 defensive plays, or 84 percent of snaps.

Outside of Ward’s groin injury, the defensive back was on the injury report in Weeks 1 and 5 with a heel injury, but did not miss a game.

Ward received his first Pro Bowl honor in 2023, after appearing in all 17 regular-season games and every playoff contest, racking up an NFL-leading 23 pass breakups and a career-high five interceptions.

Ward received PFF's fifth-highest overall grade of all cornerbacks who were on the field for 800 snaps or more and the third-highest coverage grade.

Ward is under contract through the 2024 NFL season after signing a three-year, $40.5 million contract when he joined the 49ers in 2022.

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