The San Francisco 49ers are set to travel to SoFi Stadium on Sunday to face the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Championship Game. The 49ers will need all the help they can to pull off the upset and that includes wide receiver Deebo Samuel.
Samuel suffered a knee injury in the closing moments of the 49ers' Divisional Round victory over the Green Bay Packers, which caused concern for fans. Fortunately, San Francisco provided some great news regarding his latest injury update.
Deebo Samuel Injury Update
49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters Monday that Samuel took a helmet to the knee during Saturday's victory and that he expects the explosive wideout to practice on Wednesday. Assuming everything goes to plan, he should be available for the NFC Championship Game.
Samuel emerged as a dual-threat during the 2021 NFL season, torching opponents through the air and on the ground. He finished the campaign with 1,770 total yards from scrimmage, along with six receiving and eight rushing touchdowns.
He's continued that production into the postseason, hauling in catches for 82 receiving yards and rushing the ball 20 times for an additional 111 yards and a touchdown. Needless to say, his health is necessary for San Francisco's success going forward.
It's expected to be an uphill battle for Samuel and the 49ers this weekend. FanDuel Sportsbook is currently listing San Francisco as the 3.5-point road underdog.
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