After the Niners' 37-20 win in the NFC championship game, coach Kyle Shanahan said he didn't have full information on Coleman's status but indicated there was hope he'd be able to be ready for Super Bowl LIV on Feb. 2 against the Kansas City Chiefs.
"I'm hoping he'll be all right next week," Shanahan said. "I don't totally know yet. I know he's not ruled out or anything. I think there will be a good chance (for him to play)."
With 9:33 left in the second quarter, Coleman took a run off left tackle for a gain of 4 yards before he was brought down by Packers safety Adrian Amos. Coleman immediately appeared to be in pain as San Francisco medical staff rushed to his side.
After a few minutes on the ground, Coleman was able to stand up but was in too much pain to walk off the field. A cart came out and took him to the locker room.
Coleman's return was initially labeled as questionable but the Niners ruled him out for the rest of the game at halftime. He finished with 21 yards on six carries.
With Coleman out, fellow running back Raheem Mostert took most of the work and more than sufficiently capitalized on the opportunity. He picked up 160 yards on 14 carries to go with three touchdowns in the first half and finished with 220 yards on 29 carries with four scores.
Mostert's rushing total was the second-highest total by a player in a postseason game and the four rushing touchdowns were tied for the second-most by an individual in a playoff game.
As Coleman left the field, Mostert delivered a message.
"What I said to him was we're brothers," Mostert said. "I'll have your back no matter what. We're all going to have your back, especially in the running game. Because, like I said, we're brothers, and it goes way more than what people say. It's not him versus me versus Matt (Breida) versus Jeff (Wilson). We're all in this together and that's why I wanted to let him know, hey, I got your back, IGYB. That's our motto. He looked at me and said, 'I know you do.' And then they took him off. Like I said, when I scored that following play, I threw up the 2-6 for him, because I wanted him to know that, 'Hey, I told you I got your back no matter what.'"