The 49ers had to place Arik Armstead, Ray-Ray McCloud and Jordan Mason on their injury report this week ahead of the Eagles game.
For the most part, the San Francisco 49ers escaped their Thursday Night Football win over the Seattle Seahawks without significant injuries, save for special teams ace George Odum suffering a torn biceps.
That's a blessing this time of year, especially knowing the Niners have something of a mini bye week between Weeks 12 and 13.
It's also a blessing because it affords head coach Kyle Shanahan's squad the chance to heal and better prepare for a highly anticipated Week 13 showdown against the 10-1 Philadelphia Eagles, who happened to defeat San Francisco last January in the NFC Championship game.
At 8-3, the 49ers would want nothing more than a road victory here to not only get some vengeance but also to get that much closer in the standings for the top seed in the conference.
Hopefully, three players who ended up on this week's injury report wind up being available anyway.
Arik Armstead among 3 injured 49ers entering Week 13 vs. Eagles
The Niners are back to their standard practices after the short week last week, followed by the added break.
From practice, Shanahan told reporters that defensive tackle Arik Armstead is dealing with a foot injury, wide receiver and return specialist Ray-Ray Armstrong is dealing with a ribs injury, and running back Jordan Mason has a hamstring issue.
With regard to Armstead, who dealt with a foot injury that cut out nearly half of his 2022 campaign a season ago, Shanahan said he was "not sure how similar it is" to last season's injury.
it does seem, however, that all three have an excellent shot at returning in time for San Francisco's upcoming contest on the road in Philadelphia, as the injured players are listed as day-to-day and not out for a significant length of time.
Friday's injury report and game designation will be crucial in figuring out who has the best chance at being available for Sunday's game, which kicks off on Dec. 3 at 4:25 p.m. ET.