49ers WR reportedly getting tests on shoulder

Jerry Mcdonald


SANTA CLARA — The 49ers are reportedly optimistic that a shoulder injury Deebo Samuel sustained in Saturday night’s 24-21 divisional-round win over the Green Bay Packers will not sideline him for the NFC Championship Game.

According to the NFL Network, Samuel began rehab right after the game and is having a “full battery” of tests on Sunday. ESPN, quoted an unnamed source who said “I do” when asked if he was optimistic Samuel would play against either the Detroit Lions or Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the title game.

The concern is the injury is to the same left shoulder that cost Samuel two games this season after he took a sideline hit in a 19-17 loss to Cleveland on Oct. 15. That injury wasn’t believed to be serious, but a second MRI disclosed a hairline fracture. Samuel missed games against Minnesota and Cincinnati — both losses — before returning against Jacksonville.

“He tried to come back. I know he did something similar against Cleveland,” coach Kyle Shanahan said after the Packers win. “So we’ll see tomorrow.”

Jerry Mcdonald www.montereyherald.com NFL,San Francisco 49ers,Sports

2024-01-21 19:54:35 , Monterey Herald

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