5 injured players the 49ers desperately need for NFL playoffs

The 49ers have a number of key injuries, and they desperately need these five players to get healthy for the playoffs. 

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5 players the 49ers desperately need for the playoffs

4. George Odum

George Odum is a safety, but his impact is felt most in special teams when he is healthy. He is one of the team’s gunners on punts and kickoffs and he has made his impact felt by getting down the field quickly to limit punt returns.

Odum has been out with a biceps injury recently, but there is a chance he could be back for the postseason. While special teams is not as sexy as the other phases of the game, it cannot be discounted the importance that a big special teams play can make especially in a tight contest.

Plus, with the 49ers already thin at the safety position, it would be nice to have a guy who actually plays safety to be there for some depth in case other players go down in the secondary.