By Robert J. Matthews
The 49ers secured the top spot in the NFC by winning against the Commanders and with the Eagles losing to the Cardinals.
That's good news for one of their important players who is injured.
Coach Kyle Shanahan announced on Monday that running back Christian McCaffrey has a minor calf strain
And will not be playing in the final regular-season game against the Rams on Sunday.
But it seems like the injury won't prevent him from playing in any postseason games.
"We're very confident about that," Shanahan said, according to Nick Wagoner of ESPN.
It was good news. It could have been worse. We're glad they'll take care of him this week and hopefully he'll start going during our off week.
McCaffrey got hurt in the third quarter when they won against Washington. The running back said the injury was not very serious when talking to reporters after the game.
McCaffrey is currently in the lead for rushing yards, touches, yards from scrimmage, and total touchdowns.
Shanahan also said that cornerback Ambry Thomas will get hand surgery on Tuesday. He won't play in Week 18, but he should be back for the divisional round.
The 49ers will let Ray-Ray McCloud practice for 21 days. He can't play because of a rib injury.