Groin strain 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan with following injury updates: WR Deebo Samuel (groin) -- It's a strain. Expected to miss 1-2 weeks. (ESPN - Nick Wagoner) FF Today's Take: This is pretty much the best-case scenario for Samuel, who has mostly been able to avoid or play through the injuries that hampered him so often in his first two seasons. Since Samuel was essentially working as the change-of-pace back for Elijah Mitchell in recent weeks, it is now fair to wonder if his touches will be given to Kyle Juszczyk, JaMycal Hasty (if he can shake his nagging ankle injury) or Jeff Wilson. Look for Juszczyk to see the most work among the non-Mitchell backs in Week 13 versus the Seahawks.
Finger and rib injuriues 49ers RB Elijah Mitchell, listed as questionable for Sunday due to rib and finger injuries, is expected to play vs. the Vikings, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter) FF Today's Take: Mitchell will shift Jeff Wilson into a backup role but it's unclear how the workload will be shared between the two 49ers' running backs. Mitchell is more of a Flex option than a RB2 given the uncertainty.
Finger injury for Mitchell #49ers injury report for Week 12 vs. Vikings: OUT-RB JaMycal Hasty (ankle) Doubtful-DL Maurice Hurst (calf) Questionable-RB Elijah Mitchell (rib, finger) (Matt Maiocco on Twitter) FF Today's Take: Mitchell was able to practice on Friday which is key for him being active on Sunday. Head coach Kyle Shanahan did say that the team "will be able to protect Mitchell's broken finger". He'll likely be a gametime decision but it sounds like he's trending towards playing. Jeff Wilson will fill the lead back role if Mitchell sits.
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49ers RB Elijah Mitchell (finger) is inactive for today s game vs. the Jaguars. With RB JaMycal Hasty (ankle) also out, Jeff Wilson, Kyle Juszczyk and Trey Sermon will handle backfield duties. Wilson should see the majority of the work and is a solid RB2 play. WR Deebo Samuel could also see a handful of carries again.