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49ers WR Deebo Samuel’s broken foot may force him to miss some games

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According to San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch, soon-to-be second-year wide receiver Deebo Samuel may be forced to miss some time to begin the upcoming 2020 campaign. Samuel is currently recovering from a broken foot, an injury that he suffered during a players-only workout in Tennessee back in June.

Samuel was more specifically diagnosed with a Jones fracture in his foot while the prolific pass catcher was initially optimistic about his timetable for a return.

“Deebo was really working,” the aforementioned Lynch recently said, via Brian Murphy of KNBR 104.5 FM/680 AM in San Francisco. “That’s the wonderful thing about this kid. He has a desire to be great. A freak deal. A blow. Might we be whiteout him at beginning of season? Yes. Fair to say he may well miss some games early in the year.”

After a productive rookie campaign atop the highest level, Samuel notably shined on the biggest stage of them all in Super Bowl LIV against the eventual champion Kansas City Chiefs. Samuel caught five passes for 39 yards and set a Super Bowl record for rushing yards by a wide receiver with 53 against the Chiefs. Slated to become an even bigger part of the 49ers’ offensive game plan in 2020, it will now remain to be seen as to how much the team can include Samuel in its plans early on.

The 49ers will once again enter the year as the favorites to win the NFC West division, though this group has gotten significantly better as a whole this offseason.