Lions vs. 49ers: Week 2 preview for San Francisco

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San Francisco 49ers Detroit Lions Week 2 preview
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49ers injury news

The 49ers began the season without their top running back Jerick McKinnon, who tore his ACL during the team’s final week of practice prior to Week 1. Now San Francisco will be forced to play without their top wide receiver, Goodwin.

Garoppolo’s go-to receiver sustained a leg injury early in Week 1. Goodwin briefly returned to the game in the second half before he was put on the shelf for the remainder of the contest. Goodwin was unable to practice during the week and has been ruled out of today’s game. Pettis — who scored his first career touchdown last week — will likely start in his place.

The 49ers also lost both right guards Michael Person and Joshua Garnett to foot injuries in Minnesota. Garnett will not play today in Santa Clara, and while Person is officially listed as questionable on the team’s official injury report, he is a longshot to play after participating in just a single limited practice this week. Undrafted free agent rookie lineman Najee Toran, who was recently elevated from the 49ers’ practice squad, is likely to start at the position for San Francisco today.

After missing Week 1 with a hamstring injury, inside linebacker Malcolm Smith is also questionable for today’s matchup. With backup inside linebacker Brock Coyle now on injured reserve, if Smith is unable to go, linebacker Elijah Lee would get the start next to Warner.

Free safety Adrian Colbert missed practice during the week, but was able to participate in a limited practice on Friday, as he also recovers from a hamstring injury. Colbert’s potential replacements include defensive back Jimmie Ward and rookie cornerback D.J. Reed, who played free safety during training camp and the preseason.

49ers injury news will be updated throughout the day, as information is released.