Is Deebo Samuel playing in the NFC Championship Game? Latest injury update

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (19) Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (19) Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports /

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With the 49ers one win away from returning to the Super Bowl, there’s been some concern over the availability of their star wide receiver, Deebo Samuel. 

The San Francisco 49ers are creeping ever closer to their date with destiny with the Philadelphia Eagles, with the winner advancing to the Super Bowl and a chance at a Lombardi Trophy.

There’s been a few Niners on the injury report, with wide receiver Deebo Samuel, in particular, a bit of a worry for fans who know they need all hands on deck to get past the fancied Eagles.

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Well, not to worry, because Samuel has participated fully in practice and looks fit, and is raring to go in the NFC Championship game as he’s without any injury designation for the game.

Deebo Samuel will play for 49ers in NFC Championship game

Deebo may find himself with more of a backfield role in this game than in previous weeks, with an injury concern in the backfield. Christian McCaffrey has similarly been cleared after San Francisco took extra precautions with a calf injury, but backup running back Elijah Mitchell has been ruled as questionable for the contest as he struggles to overcome a groin complaint.

If Mitchell is out or limited by his injury, then we could see Deebo play a lot more running back.

Alternatively, we may see more of rookie running backs Jordan Mason or Tyrion Davis-Price to help bolster the running back corps.

With the Eagles boasting arguably the best roster in the NFL today, the Niners need everyone at peak performance to get past them and into the Super Bowl. Fortunately for the 49ers, they got their most versatile performers on the offensive side of the ball fit and raring to go.

Come Sunday, they’ll be in for one of the hardest games they’ve had to play in their entire careers.

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