The San Francisco 49ers introduced on Monday that extensive receiver Deebo Samuel has ankle and MCL sprains after being injured on Sunday, however that they anticipate that he’ll return during the regular season.
Samuel sustained the damage the second quarter of Sunday’s 35-7 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His left ankle and leg acquired rolled beneath an opponent’s physique, and he writhed on the bottom in ache after the damage.
Samuel left the sphere on a cart, resulting in hypothesis that he sustained a big knee or leg damage. Information of his anticipated return throughout the common season is definitely welcome in San Francisco.
The 49ers additionally introduced that quarterback Brock Purdy is considered day-to-day with indirect and rib accidents sustained on Sunday. He was listed as limited on an estimated apply report for Monday. The 49ers just lately signed veteran journeyman quarterback Josh Johnson, who would presumably begin subsequent Sunday towards the Seattle Seahawks within the occasion that Purdy could not play.
Purdy accomplished 76.1% of his passes for 185 yards with two touchdowns and no turnovers in Sunday’s win, his second look in reduction of injured starter Jimmy Garoppolo. The 49ers have received six straight video games and maintain a two-game lead over the Seahawks within the NFC West with a 9-4 document.
The 49ers did not provide a exact timeline for Samuel’s anticipated return with 4 video games remaining on the schedule. They conclude the common season with video games towards the Seahawks, Washington Commanders, Las Vegas Raiders and Arizona Cardinals.
Samuel, 26, is coming off his greatest season as a professional, tallying 1,405 receiving yards, 365 dashing yards and 14 complete touchdowns throughout a 2021 All-Professional marketing campaign. In 12 video games this season, he has 54 catches for 612 yards, 228 dashing yards and 5 complete touchdowns. He is a useful offensive weapon on a crew that leans on his playmaking means, particularly now that its misplaced its high two quarterbacks to damage in Garoppolo and Trey Lance.