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Christian McCaffrey won't play in Week 18 with mild calf strain

By Robert J. Matthews

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The 49ers secured the top spot in the NFC by winning against the Commanders and with the Eagles losing to the Cardinals.

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That's good news for one of their important players who is injured.

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Coach Kyle Shanahan announced on Monday that running back Christian McCaffrey has a minor calf strain

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And will not be playing in the final regular-season game against the Rams on Sunday.

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But it seems like the injury won't prevent him from playing in any postseason games.

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"We're very confident about that," Shanahan said, according to Nick Wagoner of ESPN.

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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.

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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.

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McCaffrey is currently in the lead for rushing yards, touches, yards from scrimmage, and total touchdowns.

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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.

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The 49ers will let Ray-Ray McCloud practice for 21 days. He can't play because of a rib injury.

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