49ers' Mitchell to miss NFC title game with groin injury
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell was inactive for Sunday’s NFC championship game because of a groin injury.
Mitchell rushed for 279 yards and two touchdowns in only five games in the regular season. He added 51 yards in last week's playoff win against Dallas. The 49ers promoted veteran running back Tevin Coleman from the practice squad to the active roster.
As expected, San Francisco 49ers star running back Christian McCaffrey was active after playing through a calf injury during a divisional-round win over Dallas. He hadn't practiced this week.
McCaffrey leads the 49ers with 1,403 yards from scrimmage and 12 TDs in the regular season and playoffs despite not joining San Francisco until Week 7. He has scored at least one touchdown in eight straight games.
Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo remains out with a foot injury, but could be available as a backup if San Francisco reaches the Super Bowl.
Cornerback Ambry Thomas, running back Tyrion Davis-Price, offensive lineman Nick Zakelj, tight end Ross Dwelley and defensive end Drake Jackson also were inactive for 49ers.
There were no surprise inactives for the Eagles. Quarterback Ian Book, cornerback Josiah Scott, running back Trey Sermon, Anthony Harris, linebacker Kyron Johnson and guard Josh Sills did not play for the Eagles.
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