Deebo Samuel carted off field while 49ers dominate Buccaneers

Deebo Samuel #19 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
Deebo Samuel #19 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) /

The 49ers will be hoping for good news with Deebo Samuel, as he was carted off the field with an apparent knee injury against the Buccaneers.

Almost everything that could go right for the San Francisco 49ers against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 14 was going right.

Rookie quarterback Brock Purdy, making his first NFL start, was dominating the game and had both a rushing and passing touchdown in a bout opposite the future Hall of Famer, Tom Brady. The Niners’ vaunted defense was shutting out the Bucs, too, and the game was shaping up to be a one-sided blowout for head coach Kyle Shanahan and Co.

Until just before the end of the second half when wide receiver Deebo Samuel went down with what appears to be a devastating knee injury.

Deebo Samuel carted off field in 49ers game vs. Buccaneers

Samuel already made an impact early in the game, rushing in a 13-yard scamper for San Francisco’s score on its opening possession.

On a 2nd-and-9 play with 5:10 remaining in the second quarter, though, Samuel attempted an inside run but was tackled by Tampa Bay defenders Rakeem Nuñez-Roches and Anthony Nelson, and they rolled over Samuel’s leg.

The All-Pro’s knee came close to hitting the ground, but it never did. And with the ball coming out simultaneously, the Buccaneers were able to recover.

As far as the extra possession for the Bucs was concerned, the 49ers were able to force a subsequent turnover on downs, but that doesn’t matter much here.

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No, that’ll be Samuel’s health.

Samuel tried to get up after spending some time down on the field with the injury, but he quickly went back down to the ground again. He required the cart to come out and get him, and the rest of his Niners teammates came over to give the visibly emotional Samuel all the support they could.

Now, Shanahan and the rest of San Francisco will await whatever injury news is coming with regard to Samuel’s injury.

One can only hope it’s not too serious.

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