Christian McCaffrey day to day with calf contusion, set to play on Sunday


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The 49ers have a few injuries to deal with, but head coach Kyle Shanahan doesn’t expect them to keep any players off the field for Sunday’s NFC Championship Game.

Notably, running back Christian McCaffrey is struggling with a calf contusion and is being considered day-to-day, Shanahan said via multiple reporters. But Shanahan said McCaffrey should play.

McCaffrey played 67% of San Francisco’s offensive snaps, recording 10 carries for 35 yards with a touchdown. He also caught six passes for 22 yards.

In the blowout win over the Seahawks in the wildcard round, McCaffrey had 119 yards on 15 carries with two catches for 17 yards with a TD.

Shanahan also noted that running back Elijah Mitchell had a groin injury and defensive lineman Charles Omenihu had an oblique injury.

All players are considered day to day and are expected to play on Sunday. But their practice statuses will be worth watching throughout the week.



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