The San Francisco 49ers opened this week with a lengthy injury report, but it has quickly cleaned up this week. The team only has six players listed on their final injury report, and most notably, left tackle Joe Staley does not appear on the final injury report.
Staley was limited throughout the week in practice. In past years, he likely would have been listed as probable for Sunday. The NFL removed the probably designation, and so it suggests a better than 50 percent chance of playing. Head coach Kyle Shanahan said it would be up to Staley because it is hard for Shanahan and the medical staff to fully know how the eye is affecting him. With a knee or shoulder or hamstring or any other injury, you can tell if a player is legitimately slow on it. With the eye, it’s not quite so clear.
This is a game-time decision based on Staley’s decision. Per Nick Wagoner, Staley said he expects to play, and actually knew that earlier this week, but wasn’t sure if he could say so publicly. He said he will wear a face mask shield to protect his eye.
Solomon Thomas and K’Waun Williams were both ruled out last week, and are questionable this week. They got in limited workouts, and will be game-time decisions as well. Thomas sprained his MCL and it was described as a fairly light grade version.
49ers final injury report
Out: TE George Kittle (ankle), LB Elijah Lee (knee), DE Aaron Lynch (calf), WR Trent Taylor (ribs)
Questionable: DE Solomon Thomas (knee), CB K'Waun Williams (quadricep)