49ers facing massive Super Bowl scare with Deebo Samuel injury

The Niners can ill-afford to lose Deebo Samuel in Super Bowl 58 considering how tough it is to score points against Kansas City.
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (19)
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (19) / Harry How/GettyImages

49ers star receiver Deebo Samuel was the second Niner to suffer a non-contact injury in Super Bowl 58.

The San Francisco 49ers are in a defensive dogfight with the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 58.

Leading 10-3 in the third quarter, the Niners have been able to overcome a key loss to one of their defensive standouts, linebacker Dre Greenlaw, who appeared to suffer a serious Achilles injury prior to halftime.

Unfortunately for head coach Kyle Shanahan and San Francisco's offense, that won't be the end of the 49ers' injury report.

Deebo Samuel suffers what appears to be a hamstring injury

Wide receiver Deebo Samuel, who is such a valuable part of Shanahan's offense and can do so many different things on the field, had been battling shoulder injuries for much of the year, including in the postseason.

But that wasn't the injury that befell him during the third quarter of the Super Bowl.

Samuel went down on the field with a non-contact injury to what appeared to be his left hamstring, and he stayed on the field for a short bit of time while grabbing his upper left leg:

Samuel made it into the blue medical tent for further evaluation after being assisted off the field, and the good news was that he stayed with the trainers right afterward instead of making a direct line back to the locker room.

The 49ers, however, ruled him as questionable to return with a hamstring injury.

Considering how low-scoring the game has been to this point, the Niners surely need one of their superstars back in as much of a capacity as possible.

Keep an eye out here for further updates on Samuel, particularly if he's able to return or if he ultimately has to exit because of the injury.

Update: Samuel was able to return on the Niners' subsequent possession.

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