Tevin Coleman exits with shoulder injury in Niners win

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Just before Raheem Mostert ran into the end zone for the second time Sunday, his fellow San Francisco 49ers running back was carted off the field.

Tevin Coleman exited San Francisco's 37-20 NFC Championship Game victory over the Green Bay Packers after suffering a shoulder injury in the second quarter. The team ruled him out for the remainder of the game to start the second half.

Coleman was splitting carries with Mostert throughout the first half and left with 21 yards on six carries.

The fifth-year running back fell awkwardly on his right arm at the tail end of a 4-yard run in the red zone with 9:44 left to go in the first half. San Francisco scored on the very next play to go up 17-0. The 49ers ended up winning, 37-20.

Coleman led San Francisco on the ground in last week's win over the Minnesota Vikings, gaining 105 yards and two TDs on 22 attempts. Without Coleman, San Francisco relied heavily on Mostert, who set multiple records in rushing for 220 yards and four rushing touchdowns; Matt Breida added one carry for two yards.

On the opposite sideline, Packers safety Adrian Amos was ruled out with a pectoral injury and cornerback Jaire Alexander was knocked out with a thumb injury. Alexander told reporters after the game he suffered a broken thumb, per ESPN.com., but hopes surgery is not necessary.

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