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49ers-Rams injury report: Patrick Willis, Tramaine Brock, Aaron Donald, Janoris Jenkins all questionable

The 49ers and the Rams have some notable players listed as questionable for Sunday. We break down both injury reports.

Ezra Shaw

The San Francisco 49ers and St. Louis Rams have released their final injury reports for Sunday's Week 9 matchup. The 49ers report features no surprises. Tramaine Brock and Patrick Willis were limited in Friday's practice, and are listed as questionable. Chris Culliver and Jimmie Ward were both full participants, and are listed as probable.

Willis spoke with the beat writers after practice and said he's still feeling pain in his big toe, and will be a game-time decision. If Willis is unable to go on Sunday, Chris Borland would get a second consecutive start at inside linebacker. He looked solid during the second half of the first Rams game, but then struggled against the Broncos (as did most of the defense).

Vic Fangio had said both Brock and Culliver were up in the air for Sunday, but with Culliver in as probable, he would seem likely to play. If that is the case, and Brock is also able to play, I suspect Brock would only work as a substitute in the nickel and dime packages. We will likely see Perrish Cox, Chris Culliver and Jimmie Ward as the first three cornerbacks.

The Rams injury report has cleared up a bit. Janoris Jenkins seems unlikely to play on Sunday, having sat out all three practices this week. Aaron Donald is a significant question mark with a shoulder injury. He sat out Wednesday and Thursday, but got some work in on Friday. I suspect he plays on Sunday, but if not, it would be a significant absence for the Rams.

49ers injury report

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Tramaine Brock CB Toe Limited Limited Limited Questionable
Chris Culliver CB Hamstring Full Full Full Probable
Patrick Willis LB Toe Limited Limited Limited Questionable
Jimmie Ward DB Quadricep Limited Full Full Probable

Rams injury report

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Tim Barnes C Shoulder Limited Full Full Probable
Kenny Britt WR Hip Limited Full Full Probable
Cody Davis S Concussion DNP DNP Full Probable
Aaron Donald DT Shoulder DNP DNP Limited Questionable
Jo-Lonn Dunbar LB Toe DNP Limited Limited Questionable
Williams Hayes DE Foot DNP Full Full Probable
Janoris Jenkins CB Knee DNP DNP DNP Questionable
Trumaine Johnson CB Knee Limited Full Full Probable
Lamarcus Joyner S Hip Limited Full Full Probable
Rodney McLeod S Knee DNP Limited Limited Questionable
Marcus Roberson CB Ankle Limited Full Full Probable
Rodger Saffold T Shoulder DNP DNP Full Probable
Scott Wells C Elbow DNP Full Full Probable


BOLD-Indicates change in status

Out - player definitely will not play
Doubtful - at least 75% chance player will not play
Questionable - 50-50 chance player will not play
Probable - virtual certainty player will be available for normal duty