But they lost a key piece of their offense en route to taking a 17-0 lead in the second quarter.
Tevin Coleman in pain
Tevin Coleman appeared to be in significant pain after falling on a carry and had to leave the field on a cart while attempting to keep his right arm immobile.
— Kevin Boilard (@247KevinBoilard) January 20, 2020
Coleman diagnosed with shoulder injury
Yahoo Sports’ Kimberley Martin reports that he suffered a shoulder injury.
Update: Coleman has a shoulder injury. He's questionable to return. https://t.co/BgULx3GuL2
— Kimberley A. Martin (@ByKimberleyA) January 20, 2020
He was eventually ruled out for the second half.
Judging from Coleman’s reaction, the cart and the gentle handling of his arm, the initial questionable tag from the 49ers was optimistic. If the 49ers win and advance to face the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl, they might have to do so without their starting running back.
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