The San Francisco 49erts wrapped up practice a few minutes ago, and have released their final injury report for Week 4 against the Philadelphia Eagles. We discussed the Eagles final injury report earlier today, with Mychal Kendricks and Jason Kelce ruled out. Neither is a shock, and in a similar fashion, there are no real surprises on the list. Anthony Davis, Vernon Davis, and Vance McDonald are all listed as questionable.
The biggest news is Antoine Bethea's addition to the injury report. Bethea was healthy entering the week, but he suffered an ankle injury either during Thursday's practice, or sometime prior to Friday's practice. He was listed as a DNP for Friday's session and is questionable for Sunday's game.
If Bethea cannot play on Sunday, he would be replaced by either Craig Dahl or Jimmie Ward. During the preseason, defensive coordinator Vic Fangio was asked about the backup safety situation. He said that Dahl would be the in-game replacement, but if there was a longer-term injury, Ward would potentially move into that role. This is not an in-game replacement, but the late nature of the injury could very well mean Dahl gets the start at safety IF Bethea cannot play. We will probably not know Bethea's status for certain until game-day.
Vernon Davis remains a game-time decision. Jim Harbaugh was optimistic during his Friday press conference, but also said the decision would be made closer to the game. Davis spoke to the media after Coach Harbaugh, and he said he was feeling pain in both ankles. He said he was not sure if he would play, and would try it out before the game. He said a doctor told him it could take a couple weeks to fully recover. And so, we wait for Sunday's inactives.
49ers final injury report
Out: C Marcus Martin (knee)
Questionable: S Antoine Bethea (ankle), CB Tramaine Brock (toe), OT Anthony Davis (hamstring), TE Vernon Davis (ankle, knee), TE Vance McDonald (knee)
Probable: WR Michael Crabtree (quadricep), RB Frank Gore (back), DE Justin Smith (not injury related), LB Patrick Willis (wrist)