49ers Make Surprising Injury Update Before Super Bowl
The 49ers made a surprising injury update before the Super Bowl.
San Francisco offered a positive report regarding running back Tevin Coleman heading into Pro Bowl weekend.
Coleman has been out of action with a shoulder injury since getting hurt in last weekend’s AFC Championship Game showdown versus the Green Bay Packers.
Speaking to the media on Friday, head coach Kyle Shanahan expressed optimism regarding Coleman’s status.
“They were positive results, so we’ll see how he is next week but wasn’t able to go today,” he said.
While Coleman missed his third consecutive practice session, Shanahan did note that the 26-year-old had participated in walkthroughs.
Coleman is not the only Niners player dealing with an ailment.
Linebacker Kwon Alexander is battling a pectoral issue, defensive lineman Dee Ford has an injured quadricep and hamstring and Jaquiski Tartt hurt his ribs. All three were limited in practice for the third straight day.
On the bright side, Dante Pettis came back from an illness that kept him out of Thursday’s practice.
The injuries are not just limited to San Francisco, though.
Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones and tight end Travis Kelce were both limited in practice as a result of a calf injury and illness, respectively.
Jones and safety Jordan Lucas are both listed as questionable heading into the Super Bowl.
Super Bowl LIV is set to take place on February 2 in Miami, Florida.