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49ers-Chargers injury report: Anthony Davis, Frank Gore, Ahmad Brooks look like game-time decisions

The San Francisco 49ers will have a handful of injury questions heading into their Week 16 matchup with the San Diego Chargers. We break down the full injury lists.

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The San Francisco 49ers and San Diego Chargers released their final injury reports, and seven players across the two teams have been ruled OUT for the game. None of the seven are surprising given that none of them practiced the entire week. On the 49ers side of things, I would be surprised if any of the four players was active next week for the season finale.

The big roster questions for the 49ers heading into Saturday's game is whether or not Anthony Davis and Frank Gore will play. Both are dealing with concussions, but got into practice this week. Davis has missed a month due to his concussion, while Gore suffered his last week. Gore appears to have moved through the concussion protocol much quicker than Davis, but both need to pass the final contact test.

Ahmad Brooks is dealing with a thumb issue that could cost him Saturday's game. If he cannot play, Dan Skuta would likely start in his place, with Aaron Lynch getting nickel work. The Chargers use a lot of three-wide receiver sets, but they will also be without wide receiver Keenan Allen. We'd like to see more of Lynch these final two weeks, but we'll have to wait and see what Saturday brings.

49ers injury report

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

Chargers injury report

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