The San Fransisco 49ers received good news as former Indiana football standout Tevin Coleman is expected back in the lineup for Super Bowl LIV.
During the San Francisco 49ers, 37-20 win against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game, former Indiana football star Tevin Coleman dislocated his right shoulder early in the second quarter. This was a scary moment for Coleman and the 49ers as he required a cart to take him off the field as the pain was too great to walk off the field himself.
With a lot of speculation surrounding whether or not Coleman would be available for the Super Bowl, recent news came out that should make 49er fans happy.
Earlier this week, Coach Kyle Shanahan said that he expects every 49ers player to be available for the Super Bowl. Tevin Coleman was seen taking handoffs in 11-on-11 drills, looking upbeat and ready. When asked about the health of Coleman, Coach Shanahan told reporters he expects him to play.
“You always want to look at the health of the guys, and Tevin looked good today. It’s a shoulder injury so there are no issues with his legs. He’s running very well, like he always does when he’s healthy.”
Two weeks after Raheem Mostert set an NFL playoff record for being the only player to ever rush for 200 yards and score four touchdowns, Mostert may still lose the No.1 running back role to Coleman. It will be interesting to see the gameplan Shanahan goes with and how he can use the trio of Coleman, Mostert, and Breida to his advantage.
“They all could be our No. 1 back at any time. It’s not as stressful of a decision as you guys would think for us because they all do such a good job,” Shanahan said.
Coleman will be the sole player to represent the Indiana Hoosiers in Super Bowl LIV.
The game is being hosted at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami and will be played at 6:30 pm on Sunday, February 2. It is being broadcasted on FOX.