The San Francisco 49ers’ offseason workouts didn’t start well for Deebo Samuel. The team announced on Thursday that Samuel suffered a fracture in his foot during a throwing session earlier this week and had to undergo surgery.
It remains unclear how much time Samuel will miss, as the 49ers are expected to reassess his situation once the team enters training camp. However, sources within the organization say that the 24-year-old wideout is expected to be ready for action since Week 1 of the regular season.
Samuel also shared similar optimism while acknowledging the injury via social media.
Not having Deebo Samuel for the start of the season would definitely be a big blow for the 49ers’ hopes to return to Super Bowl. Samuel had a strong rookie year in 2019, finishing with 47 catches for 802 and three touchdowns. He was even a threat in the ground game, amassing 159 yards and three TDs in 14 carries.
Besides Samuel, 49ers’ receiving core includes 2020’s first-round pick Brandon Aiyuk and veterans Travis Benjamin and Kendrick Bourne.