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Deebo Samuel gets initial news on shoulder, to undergo further testing [report]



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From the moment Deebo Samuel left the game in the first half with a shoulder injury, the 49ers’ offense wasn’t the same. When Christian McCaffrey left with an oblique injury in the second half, everything skidded to a halt.

A lot of that was functional. Ray-Ray McCloud had issues getting aligned in Deebo Samuel’s role and the 49ers’ offense was heavily penalized.

Any extended absence for Samuel would be a substantial loss.

Samuel, it appears, has avoided a major injury, but will undergo further testing. The following comes from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport:

Jordan Schultz also reported that the team believes Samuel “will be fine,” which would be a major relief if true, though vague.

San Francisco will have an extra day of rest before a Monday night trip to Minnesota. That extra day can prove substantial in situations like these.