The San Francisco 49ers walked out of the offseason workout program having avoided major injuries, which is always a good thing. They still have several injuries of note, but for the most part, they should enter training camp in fairly good shape.
We'll take a more in depth look at the 49ers pre-training camp injury report, but in the meantime, here are the more notable injuries in order of how much time they might miss. Players like Tramaine Brock, Glenn Dorsey, NaVorro Bowman, Ian Williams and others are not included, as they were full participants in minicamp.
DeAndre Smelter: He suffered a torn ACL in 2013, and Trent Baalke has said he probably will start the season on the NFI list. He very well could bounce back, but he makes sense as a potential medical red-shirt.
Darnell Dockett: He suffered a torn ACL last August. He did not take part in the offseason workout program, and there is no word on whether he will be ready at the start of training camp. Dockett has said he is ahead of schedule, and fully expects to be playing when Week 1 of the regular season rolls around. Tomsula would not confirm he would be back for the start of training camp. I could see him opening on the PUP list, but getting removed from it fairly early in camp.
Daniel Kilgore: He is rehabbing his leg fracture from last year. He did not take part in the offseason workout program, but has said he expects to be ready for training camp. On Thursday, Jim Tomsula said he thinks he will be ready for training camp, but he is going through his process. "[W]e're just talking about healing. That's what we're talking about." Take that however you want. My guess is much like Dockett, he opens training camp on the PUP list, but is removed fairly early on.
Jimmie Ward: Ward had surgery on his foot a year ago March, and then had a problem with the screw, cost him the final seven games of the 2014 season. He has been held out of the offseason workout program while he finishes his recovery. Jim Tomsula said he is on schedule to be ready for training camp.
Aaron Lynch: He has been dealing with a hamstring injury throughout OTAs and minicamp. I imagine it happened during the early non-football portion of the offseason workout program, but we don't know for sure. Nobody has reported anything significant, so hopefully the team just sat him to avoid creating a bigger problem.
Shareece Wright: He was starting in the secondary before a leg injury that I believe is a hamstring issue. Like Lynch, I imagine the 49ers wanted to let him get back to 100 percent for training camp, and not aggravate the injury.
Aldon Smith: He missed the final 2.5 days of minicamp with a foot issue. Jim Tomsula said someone stepped on his foot in OTAs, and he aggravated it the first day of minicamp. I imagine he will be ready for training camp.