The 49ers may have to play the NFC championship without the second hand in their one-two punch at running back. RB Elijah Mitchell is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game with a groin injury he suffered in the divisional playoffs vs. Dallas.
Head coach Kyle Shanahan on Monday said Mitchell would be day-to-day and expressed some optimism that he'd be available along with other players dealing with injuries. However, the second-year RB didn't participate in practice all week and earned a questionable designation on the injury report.
While the practice participation report indicated Mitchell was a non-participant in Friday's session, Shanahan on Friday said Mitchell did get a little work in.
"He was out there, I think pre-practice and individual. I think so," Shanahan said.
Here's the full injury report for Sunday:
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QB Jimmy Garoppolo (foot)
There was potential for Garoppolo to return as a backup for the NFC championship. He will not.
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RB Elijah Mitchell (groin)
CB Ambry Thomas (ankle)
Thomas' questionable designation is an upgrade for him after missing the last three games. He was limited in practice all week.
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RB Christian McCaffrey (calf)
DL Charles Omenihu (oblique)
WR Deebo Samuel (ankle)
Samuel and Omenihu were limited the first two days before a full participation Friday. McCaffrey was a no-go Wednesday and Thursday, then practiced in full Friday.
Story originally appeared on Niners Wire
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