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’s 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 capitalized on the opportunity. He picked up 160 yards on 14 carries to go with three touchdowns.
According to research by the Elias Sports Bureau, those 160 yards are the most in the opening half of a playoff game since the Chargers’ Keith Lincoln had 176 yards in the 1963 AFL championship game against the Boston Patriots.