49ers’ Tevin Coleman, Kwon Alexander among players expected to play Sunday, per Kyle Shanahan
The San Francisco 49ers seem to be at full strength ahead of Super Bowl LIV against the Kansas City Chiefs. Despite being listed as questionable, both Tevin Coleman and Kwon Alexander are among the players expected to play on Sunday, per Kyle Shanahan.
“They all got to go,” Shanahan told pool reporter Jenny Vrentas. “I’m expecting them to be good by Sunday.”
Early in the NFC Championship Game, Coleman was carted off with a shoulder injury. After undergoing some tests, it was revealed that he had sustained a dislocated shoulder versus the Green Bay Packers.
Luckily for San Francisco, they were able to overcome Coleman’s injury by deploying a heavy dosage of Raheem Mostert. Amid Coleman’s absence, Mostert gashed Green Bay’s defense for 220 yards and four touchdowns.
In the 49ers’ first playoff game, it was Coleman that led the way for the offense. The veteran running back was able to rush for 105 yards and two touchdowns against the Minnesota Vikings. Now, with two weeks to recover, it appears that Coleman had made enough progress to suit up on Sunday.
As for Alexander, he suffered a torn pectoral muscle earlier in the regular season. Initially, Alexander was expected to miss the entire season due to the injury. But with San Francisco advancing to the playoffs, the athletic linebacker returned to the field.
Over San Francisco’s first two postseason contests, the 49ers have taken a cautious approach with Alexander. Altogether, Alexander has combined for just 45 defensive snaps in the two playoff games thus far.
The 49ers are considered to be slight underdogs to the Chiefs on Sunday. At the least, San Francisco will seemingly have all hands on deck when the game kicks off.