Tevin Coleman will start for 49ers, despite injury in NFC Championship
Just two weeks after suffering a brutally dislocated shoulder in the NFC Championship, San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman will play in Super Bowl LIV.
Head coach Kyle Shanahan said that Coleman, along with safety Jaquiski Tartt and linebacker Kwon Alexander, will “be good to go” for the big game, per Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Per pool report, Kyle Shanahan on RB Tevin Coleman (shoulder, S Jaquiski Tartt and LB Kwon Alexander: "They’re going to be good to go.” #49ers
— Eric Branch (@Eric_Branch) January 30, 2020
Coleman has been rehabbing hard ever since being carted off the field two Sundays ago, and the reports coming in about that work have all been positive. Still, it’s pretty remarkable that he could play just two weeks after suffering the painful injury.
The 49ers rode Coleman during the divisional-round win over the Minnesota Vikings.
He totaled 105 yards and two touchdowns on the ground in that contest, and he will be a factor in Super Bowl LIV as long as he remains healthy enough to stay in the game.