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Injury Update: Right tackle still concerns Saints; QB questions surround 49ers

The New Orleans Saints injury report looked pretty much the same on Turkey Day as it did the day before.

Zach Strief was once again limited in pracrice ahead of the the Saints' showdown with the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. The starting right tackle is recovering from groin surgery. Rookie third stringer Bryce Harris is preparing for his first NFL start if Strief cannot play.

Barring a setback, Darren Sproles will return to action for New Orleans (5-5) this week. He practiced full for the second straight day Thursday.

The real drama leading up to Sunday lies with the 49ers and their quarterback controversy. Colin Kaepernick continues to take second team reps while starter Alex Smith is also practicing but not yet cleared to play.

San Francisco (7-2-1) appears likely to start Kaepernick regardless of Smith's health situation, but 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh has yet to name his starter for this weekend.

Week 12: 49ers at Saints

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS INJURY REPORT

Name

Position

Injury

Wed

Thu

Fri

Status

Chris Culliver

CB

shoulder

LP

LP

-

-

Alex Smith

QB

concussion

LP

LP

-

-

Tarell Brown

CB

knee

LP

LP

-

-

Dashon Goldson

S

ribs, calf

LP

LP

-

-

Tavares Gooden

LB

shin

FP

FP

-

-

Randy Moss

WR

finger

FP

FP

-

-

Frank Gore

RB

ribs, wrist

FP

FP

-

-

Aldon Smith

LB

shoulder

FP

FP

-

-

Will Tukuafu

DT

wrist

FP

FP

-

-

Patrick Willis LB shoulder FP FP -

-

C.J. Spillman

S

finger

FP

FP

-

-


NEW ORLEANS SAINTS INJURY REPORT

 

Name

Position

Injury

Wed

Thu

Fri

Status

Charles Brown

T

knee

DNP

DNP

-

-

Junior Galette

DE

ankle

DNP

DNP

-

-

Elbert Mack

CB

concussion

DNP

DNP

-

-

Corey White

CB

knee

DNP

DNP

-

-

Zach Strief

T

groin

LP

LP

-

-

Darren Sproles

RB

hand

FP

FP

-

-

Ramon Humber

CB

illness

-

DNP

-

-


DNP = Did not participate in practice
LP = Limited participation in practice
FP = Full participation

Full Participation = 100% of a player's normal repititions
Limited Participation = Less than 100% of a player's normal repititions

Out = Player will not play
Doubtful = 25% chance a player will play
Questionable = 50% chance a player will play
Probable = 75% chance a player will play

 

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