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Report: Mayfield set for 49ers-Buccaneers game after injury scare

The Bucs QB appeared to injure his throwing thumb against the Titans

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Baker Mayfield reportedly will be leading the ship for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when they face the 49ers at Levi's Stadium in Week 11.

The former No. 1 overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft appeared to injure his throwing thumb after hitting his hand on a Tennessee Titans defender Sunday. Mayfield stayed in the game, though, finishing 18-for-29 for 278 passing yards with two touchdowns and an interception in the Bucs' 20-6 victory.

On Monday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported, citing a source, that further evaluation from the Bucs' training staff found no issues with Mayfield's thumb, putting him in line to start the team's road game against the 49ers this coming week.

Mayfield is in his first season with the Bucs after splitting time between the Carolina Panthers and Los Angeles Rams in 2022. He has the Bucs at 4-5 on the year and a half-game behind the New Orleans Saints atop the NFC South standings.

Should Mayfield re-aggravate his thumb or sustain a different injury, Tampa Bay has 2021 second-round pick Kyle Trask as its backup QB.

Bucs-49ers will kick off at 1:05 p.m. PT on Sunday, Nov. 19.

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