Head coach Kyle Shanahan reaffirmed Tuesday that Samuel (hamstring) won't play in either of the 49ers' final two games of the season, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Just over a week ago, Shanahan said Samuel would be shut down for the regular season, but the coach left the door open for the wideout to return to action during a potential postseason run. However, after the 49ers were officially eliminated from playoff contention following Sunday's loss to the Cowboys, Samuel will now have to wait until 2021 to see his next competitive action. The second-year player only suited up in seven games for the 49ers this season, but he was productive during his time on the field with 33 receptions for 391 yards and a touchdown to go with 26 more yards on the ground.
Coach Kyle Shanahan indicated Monday that a hamstring strain will keep Samuel out for the rest of the regular season, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports. In Samuel's looming absence, added opportunities in the 49ers offense will be available down the stretch for Brandon Aiyuk, Kendrick Bourne and Richie James.
Samuel (hamstring) will get an MRI on Monday on the injury he suffered Sunday against Washington, and there are fears that the injury could be season-ending, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports reports. Coach Kyle Shanahan called the injury significant in the post-game press conference, and Samuel has already missed time due to a hamstring injury this season. The 49ers have been decimated by injuries all season, as Samuel could soon join Jimmy Garoppolo (ankle) and George Kittle (foot), among others, on IR.
Samuel (hamstring) won't return to Sunday's game versus Washington, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Samuel injured his hamstring on the first play from scrimmage, a nine-yard run by the second-year wide receiver. With the decision made to keep Samuel out for the rest of the contest, the 49ers are down to Brandon Aiyuk, Kendrick Bourne, Richie James and River Cracraft as healthy options at wide receiver.
Samuel injured his hamstring during Sunday's game against Washington, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. On the first play from scrimmage, Samuel pulled up at the end of a nine-yard carry. He was deemed questionable to return, and if he's unable to do so, the 49ers will have just Brandon Aiyuk, Kendrick Bourne, Richie James and River Cracraft available at wide receiver.
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