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Christian McCaffrey of the 49ers isn’t practicing, but there’s “zero” chance he won’t play

Due to a calf injury sustained during the fourth quarter of the San Francisco 49ers’ divisional playoff victory against the Cowboys last Sunday, Christian McCaffrey has not yet returned to practice this week.

Oh no? Well, not at all.

Following head coach Kyle Shanahan’s announcement to the media on Thursday that McCaffrey will miss his second consecutive practice, the All-Pro went to the podium to put a stop to any rumors over his availability for Sunday’s NFC Championship Game against Philadelphia.

Christian, is there any chance you won’t play?

“None,” McCaffrey uttered.

Elijah Mitchell and McCaffrey, the 49ers’ top two running backs, will probably be available, but both may be injured. Because of a groin ailment he sustained against Dallas, Mitchell missed his second consecutive practice on Thursday.

Although he hasn’t promised they’ll play, Shanahan has stated throughout the week that he anticipates having both backs available on Sunday.

Ambry Thomas, a cornerback, Deebo Samuel, a wide receiver, and defensive end Charles Omenihu, an oblique, were all limited for the second day in a row.

Following Omenihu’s arrest on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic violence on Monday, Shanahan stated that owners and co-chairs John and Denise DeBartolo York, as well as CEO Jed York, were heavily involved in the decision to allow Omenihu to play against the Eagles.

Shanahan remarked, “On decisions like that, everything starts with them.”

Omenihu was given an emergency restraining order and taken into custody following reports that he had shoved his fiancée to the ground during a fight.

The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office is still reviewing the matter to see whether to file charges, but Shanahan stated on Wednesday that the team felt “very good about letting the legal process take care of itself.”

When asked if it was tough to allow Omenihu to play, Shanahan replied in the negative.

Shanahan responded, “You can ask (ownership) that.” “Yeah, we really need to have a hard conversation about all that stuff.”

Left tackle All-Pro Trent Williams played his first nine NFL seasons with NFC East opponent Washington, so he is well-versed in the fervor and profanity of Eagles supporters.

Williams has visited Lincoln Financial Field ten times, including while he was a 49ers player in 2021.

Williams stated, “There’s a little bit more to it than just the noise that comes with that place.” “Philly is just one of those cities where the supporters really do matter.” They pierce your soul. They shout at you. They never give up. That will be an additional element.

“They let you know you’re not welcome when you walk in there.”

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