Christian McCaffrey is ready for prime time.
McCaffrey is active for the San Francisco 49ers’ Monday night game against the host Minnesota Vikings despite an oblique injury.
CMC left the 49ers’ Week 6 loss to the Cleveland Browns early due to the injury but returned to practice and was limited Friday and Saturday en route to drawing a questionable designation.
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McCaffrey’s been exceptional so far in 2023, so having him available is likely a relief for the Niners. It’s an even more crucial development, considering San Francisco will be without Deebo Samuel, who was ruled out Saturday with a shoulder injury, and left tackle Trent Williams.
McCaffrey heads into the game having scored at least one touchdown from scrimmage in each game this season, matching the all-time record. In total this season, McCaffrey has a league-leading 553 rushing yards, seven rushing scores and two touchdown catches.
McCaffrey’s averaging 22.2 touches per game. Whether he can maintain that workload with his injury or if more reps will be had by Elijah Mitchell and Jordan Mason will be worth monitoring.
Ahead of Monday night, though, it’s all good news as it relates to CMC and the Niners.
The 49ers (5-1) and Vikings (2-4) kick off at 8:15 p.m. ET.
For the full list of Monday night inactives, click here.
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