Is Deebo Samuel playing this Monday vs. Vikings? Latest 49ers injury updates for Week 7

Deebo Samuel's shoulder injury doesn't appear to be a long-term thing, but there's still a chance he's unable to go for the Niners on Monday Night Football.
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (19)
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The 49ers could potentially be without both of their best offensive weapons, Deebo Samuel and Christian McCaffrey, on Monday night versus the Vikings.

Wide receiver Deebo Samuel's shoulder injury seemed to happen mysteriously amid the San Francisco 49ers' Week 6 road loss at the hands of the Cleveland Browns.

One play, Samuel was out there. Then, well into the game, he was heading into the blue medical tent for evaluation. Then, he was heading back into the locker room and ultimately wouldn't return to on-field action.

Head coach Kyle Shanahan later revealed that Samuel suffered the injury on the Niners' first play of the game. Subsequent X-rays were negative, and an MRI revealed no significant damage either.

All good news, except the injury could potentially impact the All-Pro receiver's ability to suit up for San Francisco's next contest, a Monday Night Football showdown on the road against the 2-4 Minnesota Vikings.

Along with left tackle Trent Williams (ankle) and running back Christian McCaffrey (oblique), Samuel is part of a concerning injury report that could bleed into Week 7's matchup in Minnesota.

While McCaffrey is day-to-day, what's the status on Samuel's availability?

Deebo Samuel injury updates: Will 49ers WR play on Monday vs. Vikings?

Head coach Kyle Shanahan held Samuel out of practice on Thursday and also provided updates to the media about his injured players, including the All-Pro wideout.

While the focus was primarily on McCaffrey, Shanahan simply told reporters that Samuel "won't practice."

On Friday, with the three-day practices pushed back one day because of the game being played on Monday night, Samuel made an apperance on a side field doing individual drills, as reported by the San Jose Mercury News' Cam Inman:

The 49ers have one more practice session on Saturday before heading to Minnesota for Monday night's game.

On the year, Samuel has 20 receptions for 302 yards to go along with 95 yards rushing. He also has two net touchdowns so far, too.

From the looks of it, Samuel will likely be designated as questionable for the game, but the final injury report won't be revealed until Saturday afternoon. Even then, it could be a gametime decision for Samuel when both teams kick off on Monday, Oct. 23 at 8:15 p.m. ET from US Bank Stadium.

UPDATE: NBC Sports Bay Area's Matt Maiocco reported that Samuel had a hairline fracture in his shoulder and will miss at least two weeks, meaning he will not play on Monday night.

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