49ers injury news: Deebo Samuel to miss Week 8 vs. Rams

Wide receiver Deebo Samuel #19 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Wide receiver Deebo Samuel #19 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

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The 49ers will be without Deebo Samuel and others for their Week 8 NFC West matchup against the Rams, putting more pressure on the offense.

The San Francisco 49ers’ blockbuster acquisition of All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey ahead of Week 7 is looking like it’s going to be more important heading into a vital Week 8 NFC West showdown against the Los Angeles Rams.

Specifically, because the Niners are going to be without their other top offensive weapon, wide receiver Deebo Samuel.

Samuel suffered a hamstring injury during San Francisco’s Week 7 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, and head coach Kyle Shanahan subsequently ruled him day-to-day with the injury.

After missing all three days of practice, though, Shanahan officially ruled Samuel out for Sunday’s contest at SoFI Stadium.

The 49ers have successfully used Samuel as a “wide back,” dating back to his dual-threat deployments seen over three games last season. However, McCaffrey also fits the bill as a multipurpose offensive weapon, and one can hope the Niners can manage, offensively, with McCaffrey essentially taking the place of Samuel.

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The fact San Francisco ruled Samuel as day-to-day after Week 7 suggests this latest hamstring setback won’t be an elongated injury.

The 49ers also enjoy a bye in Week 9, which points to the All-Pro receiver likely returning in Week 10 against the Los Angeles Chargers.

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In addition to Samuel, Shanahan ruled the following players out for Week 8 against the Rams:

  • FB Kyle Juszczyk (finger)
  • DL Arik Armstead (foot)
  • LB Dre Greenlaw (calf)

Wide receiver Jauan Jennings (hamstring) and cornerback Jason Verrett (knee) were both ruled as questionable.

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Juszczyk suffered a broken finger against the Chiefs but played through it, ultimately requiring surgery during the week, while Armstead will now miss his fourth week in a row.

If there’s some good news, though, there are some updates on injured players like offensive linemen Colton McKivitz, running back Elijah Mitchell and linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair:

It’s likely all three might be ready to return after San Francisco’s bye week, too.

Meanwhile, the 49ers and Rams kick off on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 4:25 p.m. ET from SoFI Stadium.

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