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Christian McCaffrey feeling fine

Fantasy Football, NFL News
January 23, 2024

Injury HC shoots down talk of RB being bothered by quad issue

For the 49ers, the good news is that running back Christian McCaffrey had another great game in the divisional round against the Packers, with 98 rushing yards on 17 carries, 30 receiving yards and two touchdowns. The better news is that he’s healthy, even though some thought he might not be. On Monday, coach Kyle Shanahan was asked about TV images showing McCaffrey getting his quad worked on. Is there an issue with it?

“No, I heard about that on the TV [broadcast] because some of my family members asked me about it,” Shanahan said. “But that’s just what Christian to me always does. He’s always working on his body and stuff. I was told nothing about his quad.” (Pro Football Talk – Mike Florio)

Nerdy Football Analysis: The broadcast showed up after getting quad worked on early in the game. One would have to think the 49ers would have made getting Elijah Mitchell more work if CMC’s health against Green Bay was much of an issue. McCaffrey’s biggest obstacle this week figures to be Detroit’s run defense, although he should be able to make up for it with his work in the passing game. McCaffrey is always a big part of the offense, but his presence could be even more important this week if Deebo Samuel (shoulder) cannot play.

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