NFC Championship status of 49ers’ Deebo Samuel unknown after shoulder injury in divisional round, according to report


The status of San Francisco 49ers star wide receiver Deebo Samuel for the NFC Championship is up in the air as he deals with a shoulder injury. Samuel suffered the injury during the team’s 24-21 divisional round win over the Green Bay Packers on Saturday. Originally his return was considered questionable and he was eventually demoted to the sidelines.

He will undergo further tests on Sunday to determine the severity of the injury ian rapoportThe test results will give a better idea of ​​whether he will be able to play next week or not.

Samuel went down during the second drive and went to the locker room for evaluation. After halftime, he changed out of his uniform and was officially out for the remainder of the game.

The wide receiver has already missed games this season due to a hairline fracture in the same shoulder. Head coach Kyle Shanahan said Saturday’s injury was similar to the one he suffered earlier this year.

Shanahan had no update on Samuel’s status after the game. Asked about the severity of the injury, Shanahan said, “I don’t know yet. We’ll see tomorrow.”

After being hit on the Niners’ first drive, Samuel was evaluated for a head injury and cleared to return. Before being sidelined, Samuel had two catches for 24 yards.

This season, the 28-year-old has 60 catches for 892 yards in 15 games.

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