The San Francisco 49ers might not catch a break on the injury front from the Baltimore Ravens. Running back Justin Forsett and wide receiver Steve Smith are both listed as questionable, but both expect to play on Sunday.
Forsett sustained a sprained ankle last week against the Cleveland Browns. He sat out Wednesday and Thursday practices, and then was limited on Friday. Adam Schefter is reporting he plans on playing, but he will need to test out the ankle pre-game to make sure it's good to go. Our friends at Baltimore Beatdown think even if he is good to go, rookie Buck Allen probably splits carries to keep Forsett fresh and not aggravate the injury. Forsett is their best pass blocker, and is coming off a pair of games in which he rushed for a combined 271 yards and a touchdown.
In the passing game, Adam Schefter reported Steve Smith expects to play in spite of his back injury. Reports had him breaking four bones (ribs or otherwise) two weeks ago against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He sat out the last week, and was limited in all three practices this week. It sounds like at this point it is simply a pain tolerance issue, and Smith is one tough dude.