One key offensive weapon for the San Francisco 49ers was spotted not participating in the team's practice today.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, wide receiver Deebo Samuel was absent from practice Wednesday due to a hamstring injury sustained in San Francisco's Week 7 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
"No practice today for 49ers’ WR Deebo Samuel due to his hamstring injury," Schefter tweeted Wednesday afternoon.
Samuel, a 2021 Pro Bowl nominee and AP First-Team selection, is San Francisco's second-leading receiver on the season behind Brandon Aiyuk.
His receiving ability is only one part of Samuel's game, however, as he's frequently deployed in jet sweeps and designed runs that showcase his explosiveness. The multi-talented Samuel had over 360 rushing yards to go along with his 1400-yard receiving season last year.
If Samuel is forced to miss time with his hamstring injury, newly acquired running back Christian McCaffrey will likely see some extra receiving work tossed his way around the line of scrimmage, an area where Samuel has thrived in Kyle Shanahan's offense.
The 49ers, 3-4, will look to snap a two-game losing streak and gain ground in the NFC West with a win over the Los Angeles Rams this Sunday.