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49ers Without Deebo Samuel, Jeff Wilson Jr.



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The San Francisco 49ers will be without wide receiver Deebo Samuel and running back Jeff Wilson Jr. for multiple weeks, throwing water on their hot turnaround the past few weeks, according to ESPN’s Nick Wagoner.

Both Samuel and Wilson were major contributors in the Niners’ 33-6 win over the New England Patriots on Sunday, and head coach Kyle Shanahan announced that the two are expected to miss time.

Samuel will be out with a left hamstring strain and will “most likely” miss San Francisco’s upcoming game against the Seattle Seahawks, along with the next weeks game against the Green Bay Packers.

“Deebo is a huge part of our offense, a huge part of our team,” Shanahan said. “When you have a threat of someone who can hurt you whether it’s blocking, whether it’s catching, whether it’s running, that always is an issue for defenses.”

Wilson was off to an incredible start, rushing for 112 yards and three scores before his ankle got rolled up during the end of his third touchdown run. Wilson will now head to the injured reserve.

“He was unbelievable,” Shanahan said. “I was very happy for him and how hard he played. It was extremely unfortunate he got hurt. I know he’s really disappointed in that because of how good he’s been playing. But at least he’ll be able to come back. It’ll be a month, most likely, but he’ll be back from it.”

Shanahan is hopeful that the team will get Tevin Coleman back for this week’s game. Coleman is eligible to come off the injured reserve, but will have to see how healthy his knee is.

“I hope so,” Shanahan said of Coleman. “I’m not sure yet, though. I’ll be surprised if he gets out there fully for Wednesday, but I think that will be a late, end-of-the-week decision.”


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