San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel was forced to leave their Week 12 game against the Minnesota Vikings due to a groin injury, raising fears that he could be sidelined for long in their next few games. However, the star wideout himself played down the issue.

Speaking to reporters after the 49ers' 34-26 win over the Vikings, Samuel said he is “not too concerned” about his groin injury. While he admitted there were some fears after he exited to the sidelines, he is not making a big deal out of it. The veteran wideout also shared he made the decision to sit out the rest of the game against Minnesota after being initially listed as questionable following the injury.

“My groin got kind of tight as soon as I went to make a move and I thought ‘let's not make anything any worse' and just went down,” Samuel said, per Niners Nation.

For what it's worth, 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan echoed the same sentiment. He noted that some people might be overreacting on the issue, adding that he doesn't see it as a significant injury. Deebo Samuel is slated to get an MRI to officially determine the extent of the injury, but Shanahan and Co. are hoping it's merely a “low strain.”

“I don’t think it’s as bad as you worry. We’re hoping it was a low strain,” Shanahan added.

More updates are expected to come out on Samuel's status. But by the looks of it, the 49ers seem confident their star receiver avoided any issue that would keep him out for long.