The San Francisco 49ers believe wide receiver Deebo Samuel’s injury on Sunday won’t end his 2022 season.
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That’s what head coach Kyle Shanahan said during press conferences following the 35-7 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
In the second quarter, Samuel was forced off the field on a golf cart after injuring his ankle while running with the ball. In tears, the star player looked completely devastated.
Shanahan said he thinks his athlete suffered a serious sprain. Usually, this type of injury keeps footballers out of action for a period ranging from four to six weeks. The NFL playoffs begin in five weeks.
Before getting on the sidelines, Samuel had amassed 21 yards on carries and 43 yards through the air.
The 26-year-old is the Niners leader in yards (1,770) and touchdowns (14) so far this season.
The Californian club will resume action – obviously without Samuel – next Thursday, during a duel against the Seahawks in Seattle. The 49ers sit first in the NFL’s National Association West Division by virtue of a 9-4 record.