San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman was forced from the NFC Championship game against the Green Bay packers in the second quarter with a shoulder injury. He appeared to be in some real pain as he got onto the cart to go to the locker room for x-rays.
There haven’t been any reports yet as to the results of those x-rays, but he will get an MRI on Monday, per beat writer Eric Branch. If there isn’t any significant damage, he gets two weeks to recover before the Super Bowl. Before he left the NFC Championship Game, he had six carries for 21 yards. The 49ers did well without him, as Raheem Mostert went on to run the ball 29 times for 220 yards and four touchdowns.
The 49ers will matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs in Miami in two weeks, and should have an advantage in the running game. Running back Matt Brieda appears to be in Kyle Shanahan’s doghouse after some fumbling issues, and only saw one carry to Mostert’s 29, despite the team never trailing.
If Coleman can’t play, Mostert’s huge game is a reason the 49ers can feel good about their chances running the ball, but Shanahan would not want to go into the Super Bowl with one running back that he has trusts.