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49ers V. Redskins: Early Injury Report

Although we will have some practice participation reports starting Wednesday, I thought it would be worth noting some players that might show up on the reports.

The 49ers emerged without too many injuries on Sunday against the Browns. Ray McDonald appeared to be the most serious as he left the game with a hamstring strain. He left in the second quarter and did not return. Hamstring strains are always tricky given the ease of aggravation at times. I would suspect McDonald will be a bit limited in practice this week as the team assesses his status. If he were unable to go, Ricky Jean-Francois would get the start at left defensive end.

Vernon Davis suffered an arm injury but returned to the game. He apparently fell on it wrong and it went numb for a bit. He returned to the field and said he played through pain the rest of the game. I don't expect much of an update from Coach Harbaugh at his noon press conference, so we'll likely have to wait until Wednesday's report comes out.

Other than that the 49ers seemed mostly fine. Ahmad Brooks bloodied his lip when he lost his helmet on the sack and fumble of Colt McCoy but finished out the game. Alex Smith took a big hit on a scramble but he also finished out the game and seemed alright in the post-game press conference. Braylon Edwards came back from his knee injury and reportedly came through the game fine.

The Redskins on the other hand are dealing with a host of injuries. They will be without running back Tim Hightower and wide receiver Santana Moss. Hightower was placed on the IR last week while Moss is out for upwards of four to six weeks with a hand fracture. Without Hightower, Ryan Torain has taken the lead running back role. Roy Helu backs up Torain but did not get any carries on Sunday.

TE Fred Davis finished yesterday's game but was in a walking boot today. That is like just precautionary and I would expect the emerging tight end to be on the field this Sunday. They are also currently without left tackle Trent Williams. He is dealing with a high ankle sprain but based on his original assessment two weeks ago, he might be back this weekend.

The Redskins are a bit more banged up than the 49ers, but nothing particularly shocking emerged from yesterday's game.