Is Arik Armstead playing this week? Latest Week 13 injury updates for 49ers vs. Eagles

Arik Armstead is dealing with a foot injury and missed practice, but he's insisting that he'll be on the field Sunday against the Eagles.
San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Arik Armstead
San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Arik Armstead / Kevin Sabitus/GettyImages

The 49ers will want to be at full strength when they visit the top-seeded Eagles, and Arik Armstead will need to be on the field, too.

The San Francisco 49ers aren't dealing with too many serious injuries aside from losing two of their safeties, Talanoa Hufanga and George Odum, to what'll likely be season-ending injuries.

Elsewhere on the roster, though, the Niners have enjoyed a relatively injury-free 2023 campaign.

That said, defensive tackle Arik Armstead has been nursing a foot injury that held him out of practice this week ahead of San Francisco's highly anticipated Week 13 road contest against the Philadelphia Eagles, a grudge match after what went down during the NFC Championship game last January.

Armstead dealt with foot issues for much of 2022, and those limited him to just nine regular-season games played.

When asked if the injury this go-around was related to last year's setbacks, head coach Kyle Shanahan wasn't quite sure and answered, "I’m not sure exactly. I know it’s his foot. I’m not sure how similar it is."

Arik Armstead, 2 others appear on 49ers injury report vs. Eagles

Armstead missed the first two days of practice and was limited on Friday before the 49ers took flight to head back east.

Here's the full injury report for the Niners ahead of Week 13:

  • DL Arik Armstead (foot): Questionable
  • RB Jordan Mason (hamstring): Questionable
  • WR Ray-Ray McCloud (rib): Questionable

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"I'll be out there," Armstead declared earlier in the week.

As for Mason and McCloud, San Francisco's offensive and special teams depth could be tested a bit more, although Elijah Mitchell figures to get the bulk of secondary touches at running back behind All-Pro Christian McCaffrey, while rookie Ronnie Bell theoretically handles return duties if McCloud is out.

The Niners and Eagles kick off on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 4:25 p.m. ET from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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