49ers’ Week 10 Injury Report
As noted earlier, injuries have played a huge role for the Niners this season.
Some of the key losses have included defensive tackle Arik Armstead (hand), safety Jaquiski Tartt (arm), wide receiver Pierre Garçon (neck) and safety Jimmie Ward (arm), to name a few.
And the flurry of injuries to backups has forced the 49ers to grab whatever they can out of the scrapheap of available players in free agency or the waiver wire.
Needless to say, San Francisco could be shorthanded this week with a long list of non-IR injuries:
|Solomon Thomas||DL||Knee||out||Thomas exited the last game with a low-grade MCL sprain and is expected to miss multiple weeks of game action.|
|George Kittle||TE||Ankle||out||Kittle has an ankle injury and will not suit up Sunday against the Giants.|
|Elijah Lee||LB||Knee||out||Lee was removed from the last game due to a knee injury and will not suit up Sunday against the Giants.|
|Trent Taylor||WR||Ribs||out||Taylor suffered a broken rib and will miss an undetermined length of time.|
|Joe Staley||T||Eye||out||Staley suffered a fractured orbital bone and is unlikely to return to the lineup until Week 12 against the Seahawks.|
|Ronald Blair||DL||Undisclosed||questionable||Blair III is bothered by an unspecified injury and it is unknown if it will deter him from suiting up against the Giants on Sunday.|
|Aaron Lynch||LB||Calf||questionable||Lynch has been absent from the lineup in the previous three games due to a calf injury and it is unknown if he will return Sunday against the Giants.|
|D.J. Jones||DL||Knee||questionable||Jones missed the previous game due to a knee injury and his availability against the Giants on Sunday is in question.|
|K’Waun Williams||DB||Quadricep||questionable||Williams missed his second-straight game due to an injured quadriceps and it is unclear if he will play Sunday against the Giants.|
|Kyle Juszczyk||FB||Neck||questionable||Juszczyk was lifted from the previous game due to a neck injury and it is undetermined if he will suit up against the Giants on Sunday.|
|Reuben Foster||LB||Achilles||questionable||Foster suffered an Achilles injury and it is undetermined if he will play Sunday against the Giants.|
Two of the most notable players on the injury report are left tackle Joe Staley (eye) and linebacker Reuben Foster (Achilles).
Staley probably won’t return until after the bye week, meaning fellow offensive tackle Trent Brown gets another start on the left of the offensive line, opening up the door for undrafted rookie Erik Magnuson to start at right tackle.
Foster probably plays, although he’s already had a history of injuries (ankle, ribs) during his oh-so brief NFL career.