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Report: Christian McCaffrey to play Monday night against Vikings; Trent Williams out

McCaffrey has been an early MVP candidate this season for the 5-1 49ers

San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey is set to play Monday night against the Vikings, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter.

McCaffrey suffered an oblique injury late in the 49ers' loss to the Browns last week and did not return to the game. The 27-year-old running back missed the first two days of practice before participating on a limited basis Saturday. McCaffrey was listed as questionable on the 49ers final injury report.

With 553 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns, adding 23 catches for 177 yards and a pair of receiving touchdowns, McCaffrey has been an early MVP candidate for the 5-1 49ers.

On top of wide receiver Deebo Samuels missing Monday night's game, the 49ers will also be without starting left tackle Trent Williams as well, reports Adam Schefter.