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49ers running back Tevin Coleman injures right shoulder

Sun Jan 19 7:42pm ET

Players: Raheem Mostert, Tevin Coleman

San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman (26) runs against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)


SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) 49ers running back Tevin Coleman has been carted off the field in the second quarter of the NFC championship game with a right shoulder injury.

Coleman came up hurt at the end of a 4-yard run and left the game at the 9:32 mark of the second quarter Sunday against the Green Bay Packers after being tackled by safety Adrian Amos. San Francisco scored a touchdown the next play to take a 17-0 lead, a 9-yard run by Raheem Mostert for his TD rush of the game.

Coleman, who hurt his elbow last week in a win over Minnesota but ran for 105 yards and two scores, had six rushes for 21 yards when he left. The team said he was questionable to return.

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