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49ers-Giants injury report: Tramaine Brock, Bruce Ellington, Dan Skuta questionable, but unlikely to play

The San Francisco 49ers released their injury report, and listed Tramaine Brock, Dan Skuta and Bruce Ellington as questionable. Odds are high none of the three will play. We break down that, and the rest of the injury report.

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The San Francisco 49ers and New York Giants each released their final injury reports, and we do not have any real surprises. I suppose the biggest surprise is the 49ers actually listed two players, Ian Williams and Jimmie Ward, with an "Out" designation. The 49ers usually just say players are questionable, with the assumption that they will not be playing.

Tramaine Brock and Bruce Ellington are both listed as questionable, but it is useful to note that neither practiced this week. When players sit out a full week of practice, they generally do not play. Eric Branch was already first to report that Brock would not play this week (with mention that he might miss a couple weeks), and Ellington has been working back from an ankle injury this past Sunday. We can probably expect Perrish Cox to handle punt returns on Sunday, with Carlos Hyde getting kick returns. This could also mean Quinton Patton gets activated, although it could instead just be a special teamer getting activated.

The Giants injury report is just about what we expected. Rashad Jennings is just about good to go, so we'll see him getting plenty of work on Sunday. Andre Williams will get carries as well, but I expect Jennings to get plenty of the workload. Jennings has expressed plenty of confidence about his return, so we'll see what Sunday brings against the 49ers strong run defense.

49ers injury report

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

Giants injury report

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


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