Deebo Samuel escapes rib injury, experiences soreness

49ers star receiver Deebo Samuel was injured in the fourth quarter of Thursday night’s game. The team initially feared a rib injury, but Samuel said after the game he just had the wind knocked out of him.

Samuel returned to the game and scored a 27-yard touchdown, but he did undergo medical exams to confirm his ribs were not injured.

“No break,” 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said Friday. “Pretty sore today, so he’ll be day-to-day.”

The 49ers get a mini-bye week before their next game on Oct. 1 against the Cardinals, giving Samuel extra time to heal.

Samuel made six receptions for 129 yards and a touchdown against the Giants. Through three games, he has 17 receptions for 247 yards with one touchdown plus eight carries for 48 yards with a score.

Linebackers Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles and Dre Greenlaw came out of Thursday’s game with low-ankle sprains.

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