Coleman (personal) was excused from Thursday's practice due to a personal matter, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

Coleman's absence from practice was surprising after he got through Week 10 unscathed and practiced fully Wednesday, but his fantasy managers appear to have dodged a bullet with news that he was missing for non-injury reasons. The nature of the personal issue isn't known, so Coleman isn't completely out of the woods yet, especially if he isn't back on the field Friday for the 49ers' final practice of the week. Assuming Coleman is able to suit up against the Cardinals this Sunday, he could absorb a larger portion of touches, as Matt Breida looks at major risk of sitting out after re-injuring his ankle in the Week 10 loss to the Seahawks. Even if Breida sits out, Raheem Mostert would also eat up some of the backfield work, limiting Coleman from becoming a true workhorse against the Cardinals' 24th-ranked rush defense.

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