Samuel (foot) suffered a "classic Jones fracture," which should put his recovery/rehab timeline around 10-to-12 weeks, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
Initial reports suggested anything between eight and 16 weeks would be a reasonable expectation. This post-surgery update hints at a narrower window, though it's not something we can project with a high degree of confidence. Given the risk of future complications, the Niners could decide to hold Samuel out of games even if he technically gets medical clearance for Week 1. The 24-year-old wideout had surgery June 18, so he's already two weeks into the timeline estimate.