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49ers-Cardinals injury report: Reggie Bush doubtful, Bruce Ellington, Vance McDonald questionable

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There are no surprises on the 49ers and Cardinals injury reports heading into their Week 3 matchup. We break down some of the notable names.

The San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals released their final injury reports for the week, and we have a few issues to consider. None is overly shocking, but they will impact the 49ers plans for Week 3.

Running back Reggie Bush is listed as doubtful, a week after he was listed as out. Bush did not participate in practice this week, continuing to work on side fields to rehab his strained calf.  Head coach Jim Tomsula said he looked good in his work, but Tomsula also said they would not play Bush if he was not 100 percent. A doubtful tag means a 25 percent chance of playing, which usually means he is out.

Wide receiver Bruce Ellington and tight end Vance McDonald are both listed as questionable. They were limited in practice all week. Ellington suffered an ankle injury prior to the Steelers game, while McDonald suffered his knee injury against the Steelers. DeAndrew White and Jarryd Hayne split return duties in Ellington's absence in Week 2. If Ellington is active, I do wonder if White would be active again as a precaution.

I imagine McDonald will probably be active on Sunday, but I am curious if this means more opportunities for Blake Bell. After McDonald went down, Bell got some work, and acquitted himself nicely. He took an arm to the back, but was a full participant in practice.

Mike Iupati is listed as questionable for the second straight week. He is recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery, and was limited all three days. My guess is he does not play, but I don't expect to hear anything final until the Cardinals release their inactives 90 minutes before the game.

49ers injury report

Final status
Doubtful: RB Reggie Bush (calf)
Questionable: WR Bruce Ellington (ankle), TE Vance McDonald (knee)
Probable: TE Blake Bell (back), OG Alex Boone (shoulder), LB NaVorro Bowman (not injury related), RB Carlos Hyde (quadricep), WR Torrey Smith (knee)

Friday practice
DNP: RB Reggie Bush (calf) 
Limited: WR Bruce Ellington (ankle), TE Vance McDonald (knee) 
Full: LB Navorro Bowman (not injury related), TE Blake Bell (back), G Alex Boone (shoulder), RB Carlos Hyde (quadricep), WR Torrey Smith (knee)

Thursday practice
DNP: RB Reggie Bush (calf) 
Limited: WR Bruce Ellington (ankle), TE Vance McDonald (knee) 
Full: LB Navorro Bowman (not injury related), TE Blake Bell (back), G Alex Boone (shoulder), RB Carlos Hyde (quadricep), WR Torrey Smith (knee)

Wednesday practice
DNP: LB Navorro Bowman (not injury related), RB Reggie Bush (calf) 
Limited: WR Bruce Ellington (ankle), TE Vance McDonald (knee) 
Full: TE Blake Bell (back), G Alex Boone (shoulder), RB Carlos Hyde (quadricep), WR Torrey Smith (knee)

Cardinals injury report

Final status
Out: WR J.J. Nelson (shoulder)
Doubtful: RB Andre Ellington (knee)
Questionable: OG Mike Iupati (knee)
Probable: S Deone Bucannon (groin), S Tony Jefferson (hamstring), LB Alex Okafor (shoulder), LB LaMarr Woodley (shoulder)

Friday practice
DNP: WR J.J. Nelson (shoulder)
Limited: RB Andre Ellington (knee), G Mike Iupati (knee), S Tony Jefferson (hamstring), LB Alex Okafor (shoulder)
Full: S Deone Bucannon (groin), LB LaMarr Woodley (shoulder)

Thursday practice
DNP: RB Andre Ellington (knee), WR J.J. Nelson (shoulder)
Limited: G Mike Iupati (knee), S Tony Jefferson (hamstring), LB Alex Okafor (shoulder), LB LaMarr Woodley (shoulder) 
Full: S Deone Bucannon (groin)

Wednesday practice
DNP
: RB Andre Ellington (knee), WR J.J. Nelson (shoulder), LB LaMarr Woodley (shoulder) 
Limited: S Deone Bucannon (groin), G Mike Iupati (knee), S Tony Jefferson (hamstring), LB Alex Okafor (shoulder)