click to close window

FFMasterMind.com Premium In-Season Injury Team QuickBits
Last Updated: Sun Sep 28, 2014, 6:46 PM


San Francisco 49ers

-- Vernon Davis Expects to Play Next Week --
Sun Sep 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The San Francisco Chronicle reports 49ers TE Vernon Davis (back) said he's having back spasms. X-rays taken were negative. He expects to play next week.

-- Anthony Davis Injured --
Sun Sep 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

Fox Sports reports San Francisco 49ers OT Anthony Davis left today's game against the Eagles with a knee injury.

-- Vernon Davis Injured --
Sun Sep 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

Fox Sports reports San Francisco 49er TE Vernon Davis left today's game against the Eagles with a back injury.

-- Michael Crabtree Returns --
Sun Sep 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL Red Zone reports San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree (foot) has returned to action in today's game against the Eagles.

-- Michael Crabtree Injured --
Sun Sep 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL Red Zone reports San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree left today's game against the Eagles with a left foot injury.

-- 49ers Week #4 Inactives - Vance McDonald OUT; Vernon Davis Will Play --
Sun Sep 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports today's San Francisco 49ers inactive players include: QB Josh Johnson, WR Quinton Patton, CB Tramaine Brock, OL Dillon Farrell, C Marcus Martin, TE Vance McDonald (knee), and DT Tank Carradine. TE Vernon Davis (ankle) is active and will play today.

-- Vernon Davis Good to Go Today --
Sun Sep 28, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (ankle) is "good to go" later today against the Eagles.

-- Gore to See More Carries This Week --
Fri Sep 26, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports RB Frank Gore was a nonfactor in San Francisco's 23-14 loss at the Arizona Cardinals last week, carrying the ball just six times for 10 yards, and only once in the second half. The 49ers have seen the errors of their ways, though, and even normally tight-lipped HC Jim Harbaugh has suggested Gore will go back to being his bell cow running back this week. After all, the Niners have to grind out the clock to keep Philadelphia's high-octane offense off the field. Gore should rebound from last week.

-- 49ers Friday Injury Update - Davis Questionable; Gore & Crabtree Probable --
Fri Sep 26, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

CSNBayArea.com reports 49ers C Marcus Martin (knee) is OUT. S Antoine Bethea (ankle), CB Tramaine Brock (toe), OT Anthony Davis (hamstring), TE Vernon Davis (ankle, knee), and TE Vance McDonald (knee) are questionable to play this week. McDonald (knee) went through a workout on the practice field, and declared himself ready to return to action. WR Michael Crabtree (quadriceps), RB Frank Gore (back), DE Justin Smith (not injury related), and LB Patrick Willis (wrist) are probable.

-- Questionable Vernon Davis a Game-Time Decision to Play --
Fri Sep 26, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

CSNBayArea.com reports 49ers TE Vernon Davis (ankle) says he's still day-to-day and uncertain about his playing status for Sunday's game. Davis (ankle) is questionable to play and said he still feels some pain and expects a game-time decision on Sunday to determine whether he’ll be available to face the Eagles.

-- 49ers Thursday Injury Update - Davis Limited; Gore & Crabtree Practice --
Thu Sep 25, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Mercury News reports 49ers CB Tramaine Brock (toe), C Marcus Martin (knee), DE Justin Smith (not injury related) did not practice on Thursday. OT Anthony Davis (hamstring), TE Vance McDonald (knee), and TE Vernon Davis (ankle, knee) were limited. RB Frank Gore (back), WR Michael Crabtree (quad), and LB Patrick Willis (wrist) fully practiced.

-- 49ers Wednesday Injury Update - Davis Limited; Gore Practices --
Wed Sep 24, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The San Francisco 49ers official website reports 49ers CB Tramaine Brock (toe), C Marcus Martin (knee), TE Vance McDonald (knee), DE Justin Smith (not injury related), and LB Patrick Willis (wrist) did not practice on Wednesday. OT Anthony Davis (hamstring) and TE Vernon Davis (ankle, knee) were limited. RB Frank Gore (back) fully practiced.

-- Vernon Davis Practices Wednesday --
Wed Sep 24, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Mercury News reports 49ers TE Vernon Davis (ankle) practiced on Wednesday.

-- Vernon Davis Doing Way Better --
Tue Sep 23, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Mercury News reports 49ers TE Vernon Davis (ankle) not only says ankle is "way better," but he looks signifcantly better and shows no limp when walking on Tuesday.

-- Vernon Davis Could Play This Week --
Mon Sep 22, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The San Francisco 49ers official website reports the 49ers are optimistic that TE Vernon Davis (ankle) will play this week.

-- Tramaine Brock Not Expected to Play This Week --
Mon Sep 22, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports San Francisco 49ers CB Tramaine Brock (toe) is not expected to play against the Eagles this week.

-- Stevie Johnson Leads 49ers with 103 Receiving Yards --
Mon Sep 22, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Sacramento Bee reports 49ers WR Stevie Johnson, the team's #3 receiver, had a team-high 103 receiving yards. It was the first time a 49ers wide receiver other than WR Michael Crabtree or WR Anquan Boldin had more than 100 yards since WR Josh Morgan had 106 yards against San Diego in 2010.

-- 49ers Use 5-WR Sets; Gore Very Upset --
Mon Sep 22, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Sacramento Bee reports the 49ers rarely had used even three-receiver sets in the previous three seasons. But because of a lack of healthy tight ends, they used five wide receivers multiple times, including on five straight plays on their opening possession. The receiver-heavy look did not feature a running back, and the 49ers ran it without a huddle. It was successful. On their initial drive, the 49ers ran 12 plays, the last a 2-yard pass from QB Colin Kaepernick to WR Michael Crabtree to make the score 7-3. They mounted a 14-play drive on their second possession capped by RB Carlos Hyde’s stretch run to the left side for a 6-yard touchdown. Kaepernick’s 78.4 completion percentage (29 for 37) was his best as a starter. “We hadn’t shown that before,” Kaepernick said “It was something new. In the second half, we ran it here and there.” Does he wish the 49ers had been more consistent with the package? “I’d like to do anything that’s going to help us win,” he said. Not everyone seemed pleased with the approach. RB Frank Gore went to the sideline whenever the 49ers were in their five-receiver sets. He carried just once in the second half and finished with six rushes for 10 yards. Hyde had three carries for 13 yards. Gore was too upset to speak afterward. “I can’t talk right now,” he said after a minute of questions. “I’m sorry. I can’t talk.”

-- 49ers Week #3 Inactives - Vernon Davis OUT; Derek Carrier Will Start --
Sun Sep 21, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports today's San Francisco 49ers inactive players include: WR Quinton Patton, CB Tramaine Brock, C Marcus Martin, OT Anthony Davis, TE Vernon Davis (ankle), TE Vance McDonald (knee), and DT Tank Carradine. TE Derek Carrier will start today.

-- Vernon Davis Doubtful to Play Later Today --
Sun Sep 21, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports it’s doubtful that San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (bruised ankle) will play today against the Cardinals.

-- Derek Carrier Expected to Start Sunday --
Sat Sep 20, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

CSNBayArea.com reports 49ers TE Derek Carrier is expected to start Sunday against the Cardinals.

-- 49ers Friday Injury Update - Vernon Davis Questionable; Kaepernick Probable --
Fri Sep 19, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The San Francisco 49ers official website reports 49ers C Marcus Martin (knee) is OUT. TE Vernon Davis (ankle, knee), TE Vance McDonald (knee), CB Tramaine Brock (toe), OT Anthony Davis (hamstring) are questionable to play this week. QB Colin Kaepernick (back), OT Joe Staley (knee), DE Justin Smith (not injury related), and RB Carlos Hyde (calf) are probable. The Mercury News adds Davis says he's "feeling great," but is taking it "nice and slow." Doctors will make the call on game day. He lightly ran today.

-- Vernon Davis & Vance McDonald Sit Friday --
Fri Sep 19, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Mercury News reports 49ers TE Vernon Davis (ankle)and TE Vance McDonald (knee) did not practice on Friday.

-- 49er Thursday Injury Update - Davis Sits; Kaepernick Practices --
Thu Sep 18, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

CSNBayArea.com reports San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (back) was added to the 49ers’ injury report on Thursday, though he took part in full participation with a back condition. The 49ers did not disclose the exact nature of Kaepernick’s injury, but it is not expected to have any impact on his status for Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals. Kaepernick was not listed on the 49ers’ injury report on Wednesday. TE Vernon Davis (ankle, knee) and TE Vance McDonald (knee) remain questionable for Sunday’s game. CB Tramaine Brock and OT Anthony Davis (hamstring) are not expected to play. Officially: TE Vernon Davis (ankle, knee), TE Vance McDonald (knee), CB Tramaine Brock (toe), OT Anthony Davis (hamstring), and C Marcus Martin (knee) did not practice on Thursday. QB Colin Kaepernick (back), OT Joe Staley (knee), DE Justin Smith (not injury related), and RB Carlos Hyde (calf) fully practiced.

-- Vernon Davis & Vance McDonald Sit Thursday --
Thu Sep 18, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Mercury News reports 49ers TE Vernon Davis (ankle)and TE Vance McDonald (knee) did not practice on Thursday. Davis shed his crutches, but still hobbled around the locker room.

-- 49ers Wednesday Injury Update - Hyde Practices; Davis Sits --
Wed Sep 17, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Sacramento Bee reports 49ers CB Tramaine Brock (toe), OT Anthony Davis (hamstring), TE Vernon Davis (ankle, knee), C Marcus Martin (knee), TE Vance McDonald (knee), and DE Justin Smith (not injury related) did not practice on Wednesday. OT Joe Staley (knee) was limited. RB Carlos Hyde (calf) fully practiced.

-- Vernon Davis & Vance McDonald Sit Wednesday --
Wed Sep 17, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Mercury News reports 49ers TE Vernon Davis (ankle) may have “dodged a bullet,” as Jim Harbaugh said, in terms of Sunday’s left-ankle injury, but Davis was still on crutches Wednesday as practice began without him. Davis headed for the weight room for some conditioning work. He’s only missed one game since 2007, and the 49ers’ lost that September meeting last year with the Indianapolis Colts while Davis was out with a hamstring strain. Backup TE Vance McDonald (knee) also was not practicing, though McDonald did work up a sweat doing individual conditioning.

-- Vance McDonald Day-to-Day --
Tue Sep 16, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports San Francisco 49ers TE Vance McDonald (knee) is day-to-day after an MRI showed his knee is structurally sound.

-- 49ers TE Injury Update - Vernon Davis May Play This Week --
Tue Sep 16, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

CSNBayArea.com reports 49ers TE Vernon Davis (ankle) avoided a significant ankle injury and could be back on the field Sunday for the 49ers’ game against the Arizona Cardinals, a source said. Davis underwent an MRI examination on Monday that revealed a deep bruise and no structural damage to his left ankle, according to the source. Davis sustained the injury on a fourth-quarter play in which his foot got caught under Chicago Bears LB Jonathan Bostic at the end of Davis’ 8-yard reception. Davis did not return for the final 10 minutes of the game, and was seen on crutches in the 49ers’ locker room afterward. It is not known if Davis will participate in practices this week, as the 49ers prepare for a matchup against the NFC West’s only unbeaten team. The status of 49ers backup TE Vance McDonald (knee) is not known. McDonald sustained a right knee injury on RB Frank Gore’s second-quarter touchdown run that was nullified due to a penalty. McDonald was blocking DE Jared Allen when LB Shea McClellin rolled into the back of his leg after missing a tackle on Gore. McDonald returned briefly after the half but did not see any playing time in the fourth quarter. TE Derek Carrier is the only healthy tight end on the 49ers’ 53-man roster. He had the first three receptions of his NFL career for 41 yards in the 49ers’ 28-20 loss to the Bears.

-- Vernon Davis to Undergo an MRI --
Mon Sep 15, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

CSNBayArea.com reports San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (left ankle) will undergo an MRI on his injured ankle.

-- Vernon Davis Injured; OUT for Rest of Game --
Sun Sep 14, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis left tonight's game against the Bears with an ankle injury. He is OUT for the rest of the game.

-- Vance McDonald Returns to the Game --
Sun Sep 14, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports San Francisco 49ers TE Vance McDonald (knee( has returned to action in tonight's game against the Bears.

-- Vance McDonald Injured --
Sun Sep 14, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports San Francisco 49ers TE Vance McDonald left tonight's game against the Bears with a knee injury.

-- 49ers Week #2 Inactives - Brandon Lloyd OUT --
Sun Sep 14, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports tonight's San Francisco 49ers inactive players include: WR Brandon Lloyd, WR Quinton Patton, OT Anthony Davis, QB Josh Johnson, CB Tramaine Brock, C Marcus Martin, and DT Demarcus Dobbs.

-- NaVorro Bowman Begins Sprinting --
Sat Sep 13, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The San Francisco 49ers official website reports 49ers LB NaVorro Bowman (torn ACL - PUP) has taken a sizable step forward in his recovery from a torn ACL in his left knee. The San Francisco 49ers linebacker recently began sprinting, an activity that Jim Harbaugh has kept a keen eye on at practice. “I must admit there’s times when I look out of my peripheral vision and see them doing their workouts on the turf over there,” Harbaugh said on Friday. “It looked like he was moving pretty good, so that’s very positive.” Bowman is on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform List and will be sidelined at least for the first six games of the season. The 49ers hope he can return at some point in the second half of the year.

-- 49ers Friday Injury Update --
Fri Sep 12, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The San Francisco 49ers official website reports 49ers C Marcus Martin (knee) is OUT. CB Tramaine Brock (toe), OT Anthony Davis (hamstring), and CB Chris Culliver (concussion, stinger) are questionable to play. P Andy Lee (knee) and DT Justin Smith (not injury related) are probable.

-- 49ers Thurday Injury Update - Crabtree Not Listed --
Thu Sep 11, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Chicago Bears official website reports San Francisco 49ers CB Tramaine Brock (toe), OT Anthony Davis (hamstring), and C Marcus Martin (knee) did not practice on Thursday. CB Chris Culliver (concussion, stinger) was limited. DT Justin Smith (not injury related) fully practiced. WR Michael Crabtree (calf) practiced and is not listed on the injury report.

-- 49ers Wednesday Injury Update - Crabtree Practices --
Wed Sep 10, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

CSNBayArea.com reports San Francisco 49ers CB Tramaine Brock (toe), CB Chris Culliver (concussion, stinger), DT Justin Smith (not injury related), OT Anthony Davis (hamstring), and C Marcus Martin (knee) did not practice on Wednesday. After being limited in practices leading up to the season opener last week due to a calf strain, WR Michael Crabtree (calf) was back as a full participant on Wednesday. Crabtree started but played just 37 of the 49ers' 58 total offensive snaps in the victory over the Dallas Cowboys. Crabtree caught just two passes for 25 yards.

-- Tramaine Brock Day-to-Day --
Tue Sep 9, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Sacrmanto Bee reports San Francisco 49ers CB Tramaine Brock (toe) is day-to-day.

-- Tramaine Brock Injured --
Mon Sep 8, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

The Sacramento Bee reports 49ers CB Tramaine Brock's (toe) playing status for this week is uncertain after suffering a sprained toe on Sunday.

-- Chris Culliver Injured --
Sun Sep 7, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

CBS Sports reports San Francisco 49ers CB Chris Culliver left today's game against the Cowboys with a concussion.

-- 49ers Week #1 Inactives - Michael Crabtree Will Start --
Sun Sep 7, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports today's San Francisco 49ers inactive players include: QB Josh Johnson, WB Quinton Patton, CB Chris Cook, DL Tank Carradine, DL Quinton Dial, OT Anthony Davis and OL Marcus Martin. WR Michael Crabtree (calf) will start today.

-- Glazer: Michael Crabtree a True Game-Time Decision to Play Today --
Sun Sep 7, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

FOX's Jay Glazer reports San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree (calf - questionable) is a true game-time decision to play later today against the Cowboys.

-- Michael Crabtree Expected to Play Later Today --
Sun Sep 7, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

CSNBayArea.com reports San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree (calf - questionable) is expected later today against the Cowboys.

-- 49ers Friday Injury Update - Crabtree Questionable --
Fri Sep 5, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports San Francisco 49ers OT Anthony Davis (hamstring) and C Marcus Martin (knee) are OUT. WR Michael Crabtree (calf) is questionable to play this week. CB Chris Culliver (ankle) and TE Vance McDonald (hamstring) are probable.

-- Boone & McDonald Will Play This Week --
Fri Sep 5, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

CSNBayArea.com reports San Francisco 49ers HC Jim Harbaugh said OG Alex Boone and DE Ray McDonald will play this week against the Cowboys.

-- 49ers Thursday Injury Update - Michael Crabtree Limited --
Thu Sep 4, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

CSNBayArea.com reports 49ers OT Anthony Davis (hamstring) and C Marcus Martin (knee) did not practice on Thursday. WR Michael Crabtree (calf), CB Chris Culliver (ankle) and TE Vance McDonald (hamstring) were limited.

-- Michael Crabtree Says He's Good to Go This Week --
Thu Sep 4, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

CSNBayArea.com reports 49ers WR Michael Crabtree (calf) says he's good to go and is looking forward to a homecoming in Dallas this week.

-- 49ers Wednesday Injury Update - Michael Crabtree Sits --
Wed Sep 3, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

CSNBayArea.com reports 49ers WR Michael Crabtree (calf) was held out of practice Wednesday due to a calf injury, the 49ers disclosed on their mandatory participation report. It's the second leg injury for Crabtree from the start of training camp up to the 49ers' first regular-season game. He sustained a hamstring injury that kept in out of action for 16 days during training camp. Crabtree's availability for the regular-season opener on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys is not known. Crabtree is not the only 49ers’ starter whose status is in question. OT Anthony Davis, who did not suit up for an exhibition game due to offseason shoulder surgery, now has a problematic hamstring. Davis did not practice on Wednesday. If he is unable to play in Sunday’s game, veteran OT Jonathan Martin is in line to make the start. Martin lined up at right tackle throughout training camp in Davis’ absence. C Marcus Martin (knee) also did not practice on Wednesday.

-- 49ers IRDFR Glenn Dorsey; Re-Sign One --
Tue Sep 2, 2014 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the San Francisco 49ers have placed NT Glenn Dorsey (biceps) on injured reserve designated for return. The team also re-signed WR Kassim Osgood.