Some new names were added to the 49ers injury list Wednesday and it will be very interesting to see who practices on Thursday and Friday. Isaac Sopoaga was the biggest name added to the list the 49ers Nose Tackle has been stout this year replacing Abrayo Franklin. Rick Jean Francois would become the teams starter if Soap was out Sunday no word on if RJF would replace him as the giant 2nd Full Back in short yardage situations. Sopoaga has a staff infection and it is unknown how he got it or how long he will be out. Staff infections are funny you can bounce right back from them or in some cases can be down for weeks.
Here’s the entire Injury List:
Shawntae Spencer-toe injury
Mike Iupati-Neck, listed as limited
Adam Snyder- hamstring listed as limited,
Running back Frank Gore (ankle) and receiver Michael Crabtree (foot) were also listed as limited with their lingering injuries.
Some good news as Safety Donte Whitner (hip) was not on the report and practiced in full the 49ers could use him Sunday.
*UPDATE-49ers Defensive Coordinator Vic Fangio called Sopoaga’s availablity for Sunday’s game “highly unlikely” *
Fangio also hinted that rookie CB Chris Culliver could be pressed into a big role with Shawtae Spencer again missing practice on Thursday.
“I’m not sure on Shawtae right now”
Fangio also added when questioned about Culliver’s ability to take on a bigger role Sunday vs Tampa Bay:
**FRIDAY 10/7 UPDATE**
CB Shawtae Spencer returned to practice today, his chances of playing Sunday vs Tampa Bay looked to have dramatically increased. Meanwhile it’s all but a done deal with NT Isaac Sopoaga will not play, he has not been at the 49ers facility all week after being diagnosed with a staff infection.
**Final Injury Report has been released**: NT Isaac Sopoaga is doubtful, most likely won’t play still but not listed as out, CB Shawtae Spencer is questionable while Frank Gore, Michael Crabtree, Adam Snyder and Mike Iupati are all probable.
The Bucs injury Report will be posted within a couple hours.
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