Deebo Samuel injured

The San Francisco 49ers suffered a huge blow Sunday as star wide receiver Deebo Samuel left their game with an ankle injury.

The good news: the injury does not appear to be serious, according to The Score’s Jordan Schultz.

The injury happened late in the first half. Samuel had a short run up the middle, but as Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Rakeem Nunez-Roches made the tackle, he rolled up on the back of Samuel’s leg.

It became clear immediately Samuel feared the worst.

Samuel’s 49ers teammates gathered around him as he got on a cart to leave the field.

The 49ers ruled Samuel out of the game with an ankle injury.

Samuel had posted some good numbers to that point, with 64 total yards and a rushing touchdown.

The 49ers have had more than their share of injuries this season, with their top two quarterbacks, Trey Lance and Jimmy Garoppolo, lost for the year. Elijah Mitchell, who began the season as the starter at running back, missed two months with a knee injury, returned, then got hurt again.

“I just got chills. My heart goes out to u Deebo. Prayin for u,” tweeted free agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

“At what point does SF decide to completely change the entire medical and training staff?” tweeted one fan. “It’s unlikely they just have this bad of luck, right?”

“OMG this has to be some of the worst injury luck for the 49ers this year,” noted another fan.

Update: 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan says that Samuel “most likely” has a high ankle sprain, and the ankle is not broken (via Jeff Darlington of ESPN).

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