Deebo Samuel Injuries
The 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel suffered an injury during the game against the Vikings. He will undergo an MRI to determine the extent of his injury. The injury is not believed to be serious, but it could still affect his starting status. If Samuel does miss time, he could return to the field next week. The 49ers open the regular season against the Chicago Bears on Sept. 11. Samuel was one of the 49ers’ best receivers last season, catching 77 passes for 1,405 yards and six touchdowns. However, he has not been the most durable player in his career, and it is unclear whether the injury will have a long-term impact on his production.
49ers wide receiver deebo samuel injured in game against Vikings
Wide receiver Deebo Samuel was injured during the game against the Vikings and will undergo a medical evaluation Monday. The injury is not considered serious, but he will miss some time. The 49ers had hoped that Samuel would have a breakout season. He has tallied nearly 1,000 yards receiving and five touchdowns, making him one of the most productive wide receivers in the NFL.
Samuel has a history of hamstring injuries. During his collegiate career at South Carolina, the former second-round pick had two Grade 2 hamstring injuries. In 2020, he had a hamstring injury in Week 7 against the New England Patriots. He returned three weeks later, but the injury reoccurred in Week 8 against the Washington Football Team. In addition to the hamstring injury, Samuel also suffered a Jones fracture in the same game in 2020.
MRI to be performed
Deebo Samuel will undergo an MRI for an injury to his groin. Samuel suffered the injury against the Washington Redskins on Sunday and will undergo a test Monday to determine the extent of the damage. He is questionable for Week 13 against the Seattle Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings. The Niners have been decimated by injuries this season. In addition to Samuel, George Kittle and Jimmy Garoppolo have been placed on injured reserve.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Deebo Samuel will undergo an MRI today after suffering a groin injury. While Samuel is expected to miss time, the injury is not considered serious. However, an MRI is still recommended.
Status of incoming starter
The 49ers are weighing the status of incoming starter Deebo Samuel’s injury. The second-year wide receiver broke his foot while working out on his own earlier this year. Though he is optimistic he will be ready for Week 1, the team is still being cautious. Head coach Kyle Shanahan said that the injury is similar to one Samuel experienced last season. Meanwhile, fellow incoming starter Fred Warner is dealing with a hamstring injury.
Samuel’s injury has hampered his preseason preparation, but the 49ers aren’t giving up hope just yet. The incoming starter has been placed on the non-football injury list since the injury. While he may not be able to suit up against the Bears, he’s likely to practice this week. He will work with medical staff to test his knee’s strength and stability.
Impact on 49ers passing game
It’s unclear just how much the Deebo Samuel injury will affect the Niners’ passing game this season. The veteran wideout was leveled by Krys Barnes against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, and was down for several minutes. Samuel’s availability is his biggest asset, and his injury will be a setback for the 49ers.
Samuel has become one of the team’s most dangerous weapons, not only for his elusiveness, but for his ability to create havoc. He led the 49ers with 1,405 yards and six touchdowns through the air and another 365 yards on the ground. His presence is what allows other players, like Brandon Aiyuk and George Kittle, to get open.