Niners Helmet iAug 25, 2022; Houston, Texas, USA; A general view of a San Francisco 49ers helmet on the sideline of the game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco 49ers are one of the top teams in the entire NFL even despite some pretty unfortunate injury luck to their star players. But it’s looking like the team could get two of those players back in the near future with Deebo Samuel and Elijah Mitchell returning to practice.

The Niners have been without Deebo Samuel for the past few weeks after he suffered an ankle injury and the team has been without Elijah Mitchell for most of the season. But head coach Kyle Shanahan said both of them will be returning to practice and could potentially play in this week’s game against the Arizona Cardinals.

“I’ll definitely talk to the doctors, but usually once they let them come out to practice, it’s pretty good and we just have to see how they’re moving and how they feel through it all,” Shanahan said, according to USA Today. “I know it’s supposed to rain a bunch this week, so we’ll see how much full-speed stuff we can get in, but yeah, I’d love to get those guys out there. I just want to make sure that’s going to only help us and them and not hurt us.”

It would certainly be a huge boost to the Niners down the stretch.

[USA Today]