WR Deebo Samuel, RB Christian McCaffrey among notable 49ers seated Wednesday

Samuel followed Shanahan by telling reporters that his ankle was sore, but he’s in no doubt he’ll be on the court for Sunday’s conference title showdown with the Philadelphia Eagles.

McCaffrey suffered a bruised calf in Sunday’s Divisional Round victory over the Dallas Cowboys, and he could be seen attempting to stretch the affected calf on the sideline during the game. Mitchell suffered his groin injury in the same game, but still managed to carry the ball 14 times for 51 yards in the victory. San Francisco hopes the two can arrive in time to take on another stingy defense this weekend.

Garoppolo’s lack of participation should come as no surprise, considering how much time he has missed due to a foot injury which was initially considered a season-ending issue. Shanahan said Wednesday he doesn’t expect Garoppolo to be able to play this weekend, and with rookie Brock Purdy still undefeated as a starter, that’s not a pressing issue.

What remains urgent is the need to prepare to give the top-seeded Eagles their best chance of putting the Super Bowl back on the line. This group will be dedicated to such an effort, along with generous treatment and to rehabilitation with the aim of succeeding before Sunday.

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