The San Francisco 49ers have ruled out defensive end Aaron Lynch and cornerback K’Waun Williams for Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles, head coach Kyle Shanahan announced on Friday. In addition to those players, the 49ers list a few players as questionable, including offensive tackle Trent Brown.
Brown is expected to miss the game, meaning Gary Gilliam would get the start at right tackle. Lynch and Williams are not new injuries and were always longshots to play in Sunday’s game, but their absence still hurts the team.
It will be interesting to see if Leon Hall actually plays this time. The 49ers signed him earlier this season and released him before he played a game, but with Williams out and the 49ers hesitant to move Jimmie Ward from free safety, the 49ers need a new player to take over the nickel spot on Sunday.
In other injury news, the 49ers say right guard Brandon Fusco is a game-time decision, while linebacker Reuben Foster and wide receiver Marquise Goodwin are both listed as questionable.
Finally, Shanahan confirmed on Friday that fullback Kyle Juszczyk is expected to make his return from an injury. The 49ers have definitely missed Juszczyk in the running game, and the offensive is a bit less dynamic when he’s not in the picture.
49ers final injury report
Out: DE Aaron Lynch (calf), CB K'Waun Williams (quadricep)
Questionable: T Trenton Brown (concussion), LB Reuben Foster (ankle, ribs), G Brandon Fusco (biceps), WR Marquise Goodwin (back)