49ers' Deebo Samuel in Peril: Who Will Step Up Against Cardinals?
Deebo Samuel, the San Francisco 49ers' wide receiver, is dealing with injuries ahead of their Week 4 game against the Arizona Cardinals.
Samuel suffered bruised ribs during a previous game against the Giants and missed practice due to a knee injury.
The rib injury occurred after a significant hit during a catch-and-run play against the Giants, but there were no fractures detected.
Despite recovering from the rib issue, Samuel is now contending with a knee injury.
The 49ers are hoping to have Samuel available for the upcoming Cardinals game, but his status remains day-to-day.
Samuel played a crucial role in the 49ers' recent victory, contributing six receptions for 129 yards and a touchdown.
The 49ers' receiver group is facing multiple injuries, with Jauan Jennings missing practice due to a shin injury.
Brandon Aiyuk, a key receiver, also missed the Giants game due to a shoulder injury and had limited participation in practice. In the event that
these receivers are limited or unable to play, Ronnie Bell and tight end George Kittle are expected to receive more targets and opportunities.
The 49ers will need to manage their injured players effectively to maintain their offensive capabilities in the upcoming game against the Cardinals.