Kyle Shanahan 'unsure' if Deebo Samuel will need X-rays after 49ers win

Deebo Samuel stepped up as the 49ers primary wide receiver in their win over the New York Giants, but the wide receiver was banged up with a rib injury during the game.
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On Brock Purdy's first 300-yard game for the 49ers in their 30-12 win over the Giants, Deebo Samuel stepped up as the top target but will now be nursing a rib injury.

It wasn't always pretty and the injury-riddled New York Giants weren't as easy to beat as would be hoped, but the San Francisco 49ers made no mistakes in getting the job done with a 30-12 win on Thursday Night Football over the G-Men.

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The Niners moved to 3-0 for the season despite missing No. 1 receiver Brandon Aiyuk (shoulder), with Deebo Samuel stepping up with six receptions for 129 yards and a touchdown. The touchdown was a pretty nice grab, not too dissimilar to Aiyuk's grab in Week 1 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Samuel paid a price for his production, however, with the receiver having to come off the field with injured ribs during the game.

During the postgame press conference, head coach Kyle Shanahan was unsure when he was asked if Samuel would receive X-rays after the game:

"I don't know. Unsure. But it was good that he came back in. He came back in which usually mean you're hoping that it's positive. But I know he's sore right now and we'll have to check that out."

Luckily for both Samuel and the Niners, playing on Thursday gives him extended rest time with 10 days until they have their Week 4 divisional showdown against the Arizona Cardinals.

While it's unlikely Samuel suffered anything serious, given he returned to the game and caught a touchdown and it might be as innocuous as simply being winded, San Francisco will be keeping a careful eye on him in the coming days.

For now, however, the 49ers and their fans can rest easy knowing they're the first team to start 3-0 for the season, with some much-deserved rest time before taking on the Cardinals in Week 4.

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