The 49ers had some hard wound news during the practice with the Chargers on Friday. Deebo Samuel, a broad receiver, left the exercise early with muscle tightness. Head coach Kyle Shanahan of San Francisco told KNBR 680 that the recipient would have an MRI on what the team thinks a gluteal ailment is.
“Deebo, today he has a narrow glute,” remarked Shanahan. “So he pulled out of practice and right now he gets an MRI. I’m in the same boat that you people are in, therefore. I’m waiting here to get the news back.”
They may want to know the specific site of the disease before they work on treatment. The loss of Samuel would be a major blow to the offense of the 49, who is already short in large recipients.
Samuel played his debut season in 15 games, but he fought with several lesions last year, which limited him to just seven games. In a recipient corps where he and Aiyuk are by much the two greatest choices, his absence would spoil much of what they are doing in the running and short field game.
According to all camp reports, Samuel created a nice pre-saison and was ready to bounce back from his injury-riddled 2020 campaign. There is no schedule for his comeback, but MRI results should indicate better when he will be back in action.
The 49ers can afford to miss the last few games of the pre-saison. They can’t allow him to go to regular season competitions.