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49ers-Giants injury report: Chris Borland back in full, Rashad Jennings looking at plenty of work Sunday

The 49ers and Giants injury reports feature at least a little bit of good news for each team. Chris Borland was a full participant, and Rashad Jennings looks like he'll be good to go on Sunday. We take a look at both reports.

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The San Francisco 49ers and New York Giants released their Thursday practice participation reports, and we are starting to get a better idea of where players stand. Chris Borland practiced without the blue non-contact jersey, and was listed as full. Vic Fangio said he should be able to play Sunday, so this is an expected development in the practice report.

Additionally, Frank Gore was upgraded from limited to full. Justin Smith continues to get some rest as the team heads into the back half of the schedule. Dan Skuta and Ray McDonald were listed as limited. Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said he did not expect Skuta to play on Sunday, but did not say anything about McDonald. My guess is McDonald will be fine.

Giants running back Rashad Jennings was once again limited, but is expected to play. According to Tom Coughlin, Jennings will split carries on Sunday with Andre Williams. One Giants beat writer speculated it might be 60-40 for Jennings, although that was mostly based on Coughlin saying Jennings would not get the "full, full load". I guess we'll find out exactly what's what on Sunday. The Giants run game has been abysmal without Jennings. He is not a superstar back, but he was averaging 4.4 yards per carry before he got hurt.

49ers injury report

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Chris Borland LB shoulder Limited Full
Tramaine Brock CB hamstring DNP DNP
Bruce Ellington WR ankle DNP DNP
Frank Gore RB hip Limited Full
Ray McDonald DT knee Limited Limited
Eric Reid S ankle Full Full
Dan Skuta LB ankle Limited Limited
Justin Smith DT not injury related DNP DNP
Jimmie Ward DB foot DNP DNP
Ian Williams NT fibula DNP DNP

Giants injury report

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Nat Berhe S ankle Limited Limited
Daniel Fells TE neck Limited Limited
Peyton Hillis RB concussion DNP DNP
Cullen Jenkins DT calf DNP DNP
Rashad Jennings RB knee Limited Limited
Mathias Kiwanuka DE knee Limited DNP
Damontre Moore DE shoulder DNP Limited
Jacquian Williams LB concussion DNP DNP


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