49ers WR Deebo Samuel (shoulder) cleared for NFC title game

League: NFL

Posted on: 27 Jan, 2024 at 12:00 AM

Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco 49ers star wide receiver Deebo Samuel was cleared to play in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday against the visiting Detroit Lions.

Samuel suffered a left shoulder injury last weekend during the divisional playoff win over Green Bay and missed Wednesday's practice. But after returning to practice in a limited fashion Thursday, Samuel was a full-go on Friday and received no injury designation into the game.

The shoulder is not fractured, according to coach Kyle Shanahan. Samuel suffered a microfacture in the same shoulder earlier in the season and missed two games and the bye week.

Only two players were listed as questionable: defensive tackle Kalia Davis (ankle) and linebacker Oren Burks (shoulder). Other key players who were on the injury report earlier in the week but are good to play include linebacker Dre Greenlaw (Achilles) and defensive tackle Arik Armstead (foot, knee).

Samuel, 28, caught 60 passes for 892 yards and seven touchdowns and rushed for 225 yards and five scores in 15 games during the 2023 regular season.

--Field Level Media