49ers injury report: Mario Manningham dealing with shoulder issue

Stacy Revere

We break down the 49ers injury report following their loss to the Rams.

The 49ers loss to the Rams did not seem quite as physical as last week's Saints game, but the 49ers did emerge with some bumps and bruises. The most notable injury saw Mario Manningham aggravate his shoulder injury. He has been dealing with the injury off and on for a month and a half and missed a game in October.

After the game, Jim Harbaugh indicated the team did not have an immediate assessment on his injury for the media. The injury took place in the fourth quarter after Manningham hauled in a quick four yard reception that set up David Akers' 23-yard field goal.

I would imagine Manningham will have the shoulder looked at today, if he did not last night after the team returned to San Francisco. Coach Harbaugh will chat with the media at noon, so we'll see if he has an update. The team activated A.J. Jenkins yesterday following Kyle Williams season-ending injury. Although Jenkins did not get any action, if Manningham misses any time, Jenkins would likely benefit.

Ted Ginn Jr. got some playing time yesterday, but a Manningham absence would leave the 49ers with four wide receivers. It is possible the 49ers would add Chad Hall or Ricardo Lockette to the 53-man roster, but that remains to be seen. For now, the 49ers will sit and wait for word on the extent of Manningham's injury.

Frank Gore left the field in overtime with his left arm hanging a bit limp, but he returned two plays later. Matt Maiocco reported that Gore said he was alright after the game. Gore had a season-high 23 carries, so I think we can see the absence of Kendall Hunter making an appearance. Brandon Jacobs got some touches, but this was a Gore-centric run game.

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