49ers Get Concerning News With Deebo Samuel and Elijah Mitchell Injury Updates

Isaiah De Los Santos
The San Francisco 49ers have received some concerning news with the latest injury updates on Deebo Samuel and Elijah Mitchell.
The San Francisco 49ers have received some concerning news with the latest injury updates on Deebo Samuel and Elijah Mitchell. / Lachlan Cunningham/GettyImages
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The San Francisco 49ers are trying to remain in the playoff hunt while injuries ravage the roster. Star wideout Deebo Samuel missed Week 13, and more players went down in that matchup, including running back Elijah Mitchell.

The latest on both players is concerning news for their statuses in Week 14.

Deebo Samuel Injury Update

Samuel began the week as a DNP, and he didn't suit on Wednesday. Given that the 49ers' top pass-catcher was expected to miss multiple weeks with a groin strain, this isn't a total shock.

It's possible Samuel isn't ready to return until Week 15 against the Atlanta Falcons.

Elijah Mitchell Injury Update

Mitchell is a much more immediate worry. He's not only in concussion protocol, but head coach Kyle Shanahan said the rookie is also dealing with knee sorness.

It's good news that Mitchell doesn't appear to have anything serious, though it seems like the first-year back's workload may be catching up to his body. Mitchell potentially being sidelined would put the 49ers' backfield in a tough spot with their playoff hopes hanging in the balance.

Mitchell, Jeff Wilson, Trey Sermon and Trenton Cannon are all injured right now, leaving JaMycal Hasty as the only healthy RB. San Francisco signed Brian Hill on Wednesday to add RB depth, which could be another indication they expect to be shorthanded on Sunday.

The 49ers are slim 1.5-point favorites over Cincinnati, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.


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