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

5. Ambry Thomas

Just a few years ago, Ambry Thomas was seen as a weak link in the 49ers secondary. Now, he is seen as a solid cornerback.

Thomas has stepped up his game this year and has really limited the number of big plays that he allows.

Thomas recently had hand surgery which will definitely keep him out of Sunday’s contest. However, he should be able to go in time for the 49ers Divisional match up.

This will be important because the 49ers are fairly thin at corner. Charvarius Ward has proven he is a legit number one shut down corner, and both Thomas and Deomodore Lenoir have shown a lot this year. But after that things get dicier with the likes of Isaiah Oliver, Samuel Womack, and Jason Verett.

Getting Thomas back and ready to go will be big to ensure the secondary is not taken advantage of.

The 49ers need these five players back for the postseason if they want to make a run in the playoffs.

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