Deebo Samuel Injury: Will Wide-Back Return To 49ers In Week 17?

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Dec 11, 2022; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (19) runs
Dec 11, 2022; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (19) runs / Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
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All-pro wide receiver Deebo Samuel was a limited participant at 49ers practice on Thursday after he missed the last two games with a left high-ankle sprain with likely MCL involvement. 

The 25-year-old, SIC score 60, would likely be limited if he played against the Raiders, but the 49ers have no reason to rush him back ahead of the playoffs. 

San Francisco has won eight straight games, four of which featured either an injured Samuel or no Samuel at all, and are favored by nine-and-a-half points in Las Vegas against new quarterback Jarrett Stidham. 

After a breakout 2021, Samuel has struggled through various injuries during the second half of the season to the tune of 45 total touches for 359 yards and two rushing touchdowns in six games since Week 7.

The mid-season addition of Christian McCaffrey has proved vital to the offense: In the 9 games since his 49ers debut vs the Chiefs, McCaffrey has 173 total touches for 938 yards and eight touchdowns and has three games of 20-plus touches.

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