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49ers-Giants injury report: Vernon Davis back in limited fashion

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The San Francisco 49ers welcomed Vernon Davis back to practice on Wednesday. It was in limited fashion, but is a step in the right direction for the tight end. We break down both injury reports.

The San Francisco 49ers and New York Giants each released their first practice reports for Week 5. There are no big surprises, but a few names of note.

Vernon Davis got some limited work in, which is a step forward after sitting out all last week. If he can get at least limited work in the next two days, it bodes well for his chances of playing on Sunday. Joe Staley and Alex Boone are not surprises in their absence. Jim Tomsula said both were going to get today off to get back to 100 percent. Someone rolled up Staley's leg, and someone else rolled up on Boone's ankle. All indications are they will be fine for this weekend, but there was no sense in rushing them through this.

On the Giants side, Victor Cruz continues his rehab. He was making progress, but felt it tighten up last week. He seems almost assured of not playing on Sunday. The bigger news is the absence of Daniel Fells. The tight end was placed on injured reserve with a staph infection. He is viewed as the team's best blocking tight end, so that certainly could provide some help to the 49ers pass rush.

49ers practice participation report

DNP: G Alex Boone (shoulder, ankle), LB Navorro Bowman (not injury related), LB Ahmad Brooks (not injury related, shoulder), WR Quinton Patton (concussion), T Joe Staley (knee)
Limited: TE Vernon Davis (knee), S L.J. McCray (knee), TE Vance McDonald (chest)

Giants practice participation report

DNP: DE Robert Ayers (hamstring), WR Victor Cruz (calf), CB Jayron Hosley (concussion), LB Devon Kennard (hamstring), CB Trumaine McBride (groin), DE George Selvie (calf)
Limited: TE Jerome Cunningham (knee)
Full: OT Ereck Flowers (ankle), DT Markus Kuhn (knee)