First, it was linebacker Dre Greenlaw for the 49ers, and now it’s wide receiver Deebo Samuel, who went down early into the third quarter. What happened, and what’s his status in the game?
Deebo Samuel Goes Down in Second Half
With just over nine minutes left in the third quarter, Samuel went down after running a route. He stayed down for a bit, eventually walking off into the blue tent. The 49ers initially listed him as questionable to return with a hamstring injury. However, he returned to the game on the 49ers’ next offensive drive.
#49ers WR Deebo Samuel went down after suffering an apparent hamstring injury on the last play.
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Samuel’s status wasn’t completely clear coming into the game, either. Prior to the game, he was dealing with a shoulder problem during the playoffs. However, he was off the 49ers’ injury report and claimed to be in good health.
Samuel missed multiple games earlier this season due to a shoulder injury. His postseason injury worried many, with some believing he may have re-aggravated the hairline fracture he previously suffered.
When he returned, Samuel and the 49ers went three-and-out, with Samuel logging one target, which was broken up.
Samuel has caught two passes for 24 yards before his injury. Additionally, he had two carries for a loss of one yard. On the season, Samuel played in 15 games, catching 60 passes for 892 yards and seven touchdowns. He also had 37 carries for 225 yards and five more touchdowns.
In his career, Samuel has 283 receptions for 4,122 yards and 19 touchdowns. On the ground, he’s had 160 carries for 1,007 yards and 19 touchdowns.
The other injury suffered by the 49ers in this game was one to Greenlaw, who suffered a non-contact injury when running onto the field. He suffered the injury in the first half and was eventually ruled out for the remainder of the game with what is reportedly an Achilles injury.
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