Golden Nuggets: Injuries Suck

We had a decent news day yesterday, not a lot of action, and some upsetting injury news. but it's something we'll have to overcome. I honestly wouldn't be very surprised if Heitmann wasn't as hurt as the coaches say he is, but that's a whole different thing. He's hurt, and likely out for around four weeks with a neck injury. That hurts, because David Baas has been less-than-stellar, while Heitmann generally is pretty darn good. What with the poor offensive line play all-around, it would have been nice to have him back. Oh well, such is the NFL, no?

Don't forget to go participate in the discussion between Niners Nation and Cat Scratch Reader, SB Nation's Carolina Panthers blog. You can find the links to each side's fanpost down in the gameweek section. Also of note today is Tre9er's new segment here at Niners Nation, which should go over well. So be around for that and um ... let's get to your links, shall we? Go Niners!

Patrick Willis says that the new restrictions regarding hitting are unreasonable. I'm inclined to agree with him, if we're in the business of putting it into so many words. (NFL.com)

Maiocco says that it won't slow down the 49ers hitters, though. I wouldn't even think of the rule if I were playing, honestly. (CSNBayArea.com)

Eric Heitmann is out with a neck injury, and it could be about a month, which, as I said before, is basically tragic. We need him in there. (CSNBayArea.com)

The 49ers pushed back the target date for their new stadium. Oh what, you mean Jed York made some form of baseless, and ambitious but well-intentioned prediction that isn't going to follow through? Darn. (SacBee.com)

Alex Smith can relate to Panthers QB Jimmy Clausen. I can, too: I won't be throwing a football in the NFL any time soon. (NFL.com)

True grit? I suppose, but the only player who really was gritty at all was Gore, I don't know that we can call that a gritty team effort. Did Jon Gruden write this piece? (49ers.com)

The team resigned FB Jehuu Caulcrick to the practice squad, which is a move I love. (49ers.com)

Patrick Willis has been frustrated throughout the beginning of the season. It showed in his play. (PressDemocrat.com)

Even Ted Ginn is against the new hit rules. That's pretty telling, honestly. (PressDemocrat.com)

Here's the audio from a conference call with Panthers QB Matt Moore and Panthers coach John Fox. (49ers.com)

Maiocco explains when we'd know if the 49ers put a claim on LB Shawne Merriman. (CSNBayArea.com)

Yesterday on Niners Nation

Golden Nuggets: Slow Days Are Great | Ninjames
San Francisco 49ers @ Carolina Panthers: A Prospector's Guide | Fooch
49ers-Panthers: Battling DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart | Fooch
49ers Future Still Intact: FB Jehuu Caulcrick Signed Back To Practice Squad | Ninjames
49ers Defensive Personnel: 3-4 vs. 4-3 Scheme | Tre9er
NFL Injury Report: 49ers C Eric Heitmann Out At Least Four Weeks | Fooch

Related Links from SB Nation Bay Area

The Battle Of The Bay Is Alive And Well: Experience At The Stick During Rivalry Game (Feature)
NFL Power Rankings Week 7: San Francisco 49ers Up, Oakland Raiders Down (Weekly Power Rankings)    

Coming Up Today on Niners Nation (All times pacific and subject to change)

6:00 a.m. | 49ers Stadium Issue: Delayed Due To Labor Issues | Fooch
8:00 a.m. | 49ers Red Zone Preview, Review | Fooch
10:00 a.m. | Much Ado About Nothing: The NFL's New Helmet-to-Helmet Policy | smileyman
12:00 p.m. | 49ers Tweet-Bag: Mining for Answers | Tre9er

Gameweek

[General News] 49ers vs Panthers coverage (SB Nation)
[Preview] First Look: Carolina Panthers (49ers.com)
[Rival Blog] Cat Scratch Reader (SB Nation)
[Q&A] Ask Niners NationAsk Cat Scratch Reader (SB Nation)
[Nuggets] TuesdayWednesday (Niners Nation)
[Catchup] All posts tagged with, "49ers vs. Raiders" (SB Nation)    

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