After finishing their Week 6 contest without Christian McCaffrey and Deebo Samuel on the field
Head coach Kyle Shanahan said on Saturday that Samuel is dealing with a hairline fracture in his shoulder and that he will miss a minimum of the next two games as a result
San Francisco is set to play Minnesota on Monday to close out Week 7, followed by a home matchup against the Bengals.
The 49ers then have their bye week, so Samuel’s next game will come no earlier than Week 10, giving the team plenty of time to determine their course of action with the 27-year-old
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Regardless of the length of Samuel’s absence, his injury will leave San Francisco without one of its highly versatile offensive weapons.
Samuel was limited to seven games in 2020, his second campaign in San Francisco.
His lack of an extension last offseason led to a public trade request, but he ultimately signed a three-year, $71.55M deal.
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