The San Francisco 49ers released their final injury report of Week 3, and there is a mix of good and bad news. The good news is that cornerbacks Richard Sherman and Ahkello Witherspoon are good to go after full participation on Friday. The bad news is that wide receiver Marquise Goodwin and safety Jaquiski Tartt were both limited on Friday and are listed as questionable — true game-time decisions, according to Kyle Shanahan. Offensive guard Joshua Garnett has been ruled out for the game.
Sherman got the Thursday rest in part just to play it safe. Witherspoon was dealing with an ankle injury that Shanahan later said probably should have resulted in an inactive status for him. Given that he went through a full practice on Friday, fingers crossed the ankle holds up against a speedy Chiefs receiver corps.
Goodwin’s absence would hurt, but the 49ers are comfortable with Dante Pettis continuing in his expanded role. If Tartt misses Sunday’s game, the 49ers will be particularly short-handed at safety, with questions as to who would replace him next to Adrian Colbert. Antone Exum gets backup work, Jimmie Ward can play the position, and Robert Saleh said Tyvis Powell and D.J. Reed are also getting work there. This will be a big one to watch.
On the other side of the ball, the Kansas City Chiefs are expected to be missing Eric Berry once again. Berry has been dealing with a heel injury since the preseason, and is a huge absence for this defense. It’s a big reason the Chiefs defense has been so atrocious. He’s listed as doubtful, and is highly unlikely to play.
49ers injury report
Out: G Joshua Garnett (toe)
Questionable: WR Marquise Goodwin (quadricep), S Jaquiski Tartt (shoulder)
Chiefs injury report
Doubtful: S Eric Berry (heel), LB Ben Niemann (hamstring)
Questionable: RB Spencer Ware (knee)