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49ers-Chargers injury report: Players improving, but still a whole bunch of injuries

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The 49ers and Chargers final injury reports are out, and San Francisco has a whole bunch of injured bodies. How will it shake out on Saturday?

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The San Francisco 49ers and San Diego Chargers released their Thursday practice participation reports, and the 49ers continue to deal with numerous injuries. Chris Borland, Tramaine Brock, Carlos Hyde, Stevie Johnson and Jonathan Martin all sat out Thursday's practice session. Martin had an illness and should be fine for Saturday, but the other four are likely to sit this weekend.

Coaches and players have repeatedly said they are playing to win these last two games, but one has to wonder how many starters will sit out the game. Aside from the four mentioned above, Ahmad Brooks is dealing with a thumb injury that could cost him the game. He sat out Wednesday's practice, and was limited on Thursday. Of the limited and full players, it seems like he would be the most likely to sit on Saturday. I think we see that as a game-time decision. Anthony Davis and Frank Gore are both working through the concussion protocol, but have been spotted in blue non-contact jerseys at one point or another this week. They remain question marks.

On the Chargers side of things, Philip Rivers is dealing with a chest injury that has been reported off and on to be fairly serious. Rivers was a full participant on Thursday, after sitting out Wednesday, and said there is no doubt he will play on Saturday.

49ers injury report

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Chris Borland LB ankle DNP DNP
Tramaine Brock CB hamstring DNP DNP
Ahmad Brooks LB thumb DNP Limited
Perrish Cox CB ankle Limited Full
Michael Crabtree WR knee DNP Limited
Chris Culliver CB knee Limited Full
Anthony Davis OT concussion Limited Limited
Quinton Dial DT knee Limited Full
Frank Gore RB concussion DNP Limited
Carlos Hyde RB ankle DNP DNP
Tony Jerod-Eddie DT foot Limited Full
Stevie Johnson WR knee DNP DNP
Marcus Martin CB knee Full Full
Kyle Nelson LS back Full Full
Justin Smith DT back DNP Full
Raymond Ventrone S groin Limited Limited
Michael Wilhoite LB hip DNP Limited
Jonathan Martin OT illness -- DNP

Chargers injury report

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Keenan Allen WR collarbone/ankle DNP DNP
Ryan Carrethers DT elbow Full Full
Ladarius Green TE ankle/concussion DNP Limited
Corey Liuget DT ankle DNP Limited
Ryan Mathews RB ankle DNP DNP
Philip Rivers QB chest/back DNP Full
Mike Scifres P shoulder DNP DNP

STATUS DEFINITIONS:

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