The San Francisco 49ers released their final injury report on Friday, and we continue to get good news about Michael Crabtree's return. Crabtree did not appear on the injury report, and head coach Jim Harbaugh said he should play this Sunday against the St. Louis Rams.
Crabtree has practiced in full all three days this week, which would seem to be the final indicator that he is ready to go. Since returning to practice three and a half weeks ago, Crabtree has gotten some off-days mixed in with his work. This week marked the first time he practiced all the way through the week.
Crabtree met with the media on Friday to discuss his return. Here are some of the more notable comments:
#49ers WR Michael Crabtree says he's ready to come back, gained confidence by watching film of his recent practices— Cam Inman (@CamInman) November 29, 2013
The rest of the 49ers injury report features a few new faces this week. Seven players are listed as questionable, with Aldon Smith and Ahmad Brooks among the new additions. Both are expected to play.
Tarell Brown told the media he's getting better every day, and it seems likely he will sit out at least one more week.
Tarell Brown ("more than bruised" ribs) says he's improving daily, on breathing machine 1 more week, started running Thursday.— Cam Inman (@CamInman) November 29, 2013
Matt Maiocco tweeted that he said he was having trouble taking deep breaths. Since he only just got back to running, I would be surprised to see him active on Sunday.
49ers injury report
Questionable: LB Ahmad Brooks (stinger), CB Tarell Brown (ribs), TE Garrett Celek (hamstring), G Mike Iupati (knee), DT Ray McDonald (ankle), WR Quinton Patton (foot), LB Aldon Smith (shoulder)
Probable: LB Navorro Bowman (knee, shoulder), RB Frank Gore (ankle), WR Mario Manningham (knee), LB Dan Skuta (foot), DT Justin Smith (shoulder)
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