San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey dealt with injuries and missed most of the season in 2020 and 2021, and he started to get a bit of a reputation as being injury prone. McCaffrey has actually been quite durable, especially given his workload at running back.
That isn't a big surprise. Though McCaffrey missed some practice time last week, he was limited in Saturday's practice and listed as questionable. That was a sign he'd play. McCaffrey didn't miss a game due to injury in his first three NFL seasons or last season, and he clearly wants to get through another season without missing a game.
McCaffrey has a streak on the line. He has scored a touchdown in 15 straight games, two short of Lenny Moore's NFL record. He's a good bet to score again against a mediocre Vikings defense.
The only question is whether McCaffrey will be at full strength. Fox's Jay Glazer said McCaffrey has a slight tear in his oblique, and while he's a tough player, perhaps he'll be a bit limited with the injury.
Regardless of how much workload McCaffrey is able to handle, he'll be in the lineup. That's great news for the 49ers.