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Deebo Samuel suffers groin injury in Week 12 vs. Vikings, will get MRI after not returning

49ers WR Deebo Samuel suffered a groin injury in Week 12 of the 2021 NFL season. Here are the latest updates.

Deebo Samuel #19 of the San Francisco 49ers runs with the ball against Patrick Peterson #7 of the Minnesota Vikings in the third quarter at Levi’s Stadium on November 28, 2021 in Santa Clara, California. Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images

Samuel quotation: Samuel spoke to the media after the game about his planned MRI. He said there’s “not too much concern” about the severity of injury, per Nick Wagoner. The 49ers receiver told the media he could feel it tighten up and wanted to get out before it could worsen. It’s a positive that he met with the media to discuss the injury. Often a seriously injured player will not speak to the media.

POSTGAME UPDATE: 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan announced that Samuel will get an MRI to determine the severity of his groin injury.

STATUS UPDATE: The 49ers have announced Samuel is questionable to return with a groin injury.

UPDATE: Samuel is out of the medical tent and remains on the sideline, per Cam Inman. The 49ers have not announced an injury status or what the concern is.

UPDATE: Samuel has since entered the team’s medical tent with a towel over his head. There are some concerns as Samuel has been emotional on the sideline since coming off the field, per Jennifer Chan.

The San Francisco 49ers are hoping they avoided a scare in Week 12. Wide receiver Deebo Samuel took a carry in the third quarter and after he was tackled, he was slow to get up. Samuel slid to the ground and was tackle, after which he took his helmet off and was bent over on his knees. The trainers took a look at him and he was able to walk off the field under his own power — albeit slowly and gingerly.