San Francisco has had a bumpy season so far but it looks like they are on the up and up right now. However, injuries still plague the team, and there are a few notable players dealing with said injuries.
Inside linebacker Patrick Willis and defensive tackle Ray McDonald are two key players dealing with an injury for the team. According to ESPN,
Willis has missed the past two games with a groin injury but made progress this week. McDonald, who suffered a bicep injury Sunday against Houston, practiced for the first time this week on Friday. McDonald and 49ers’ coach Jim Harbaugh both said the player expects to play through the injury because there is not a great risk for further damage.
There is no reason to believe that they will suited up ready to go. However, it looks as if they will both get upgraded to game-time decisions, which doesn’t necessarily mean they will be playing.
Another player, starting quarterback Colin Kaepernick, has been dealing with an injury of his own. He suffered a foot injury week 2, and hasn’t quite been the same since. He’s been reluctantly running the ball, or not at all. He hasn’t seem to gotten into the form he was in last year. There’s been acknowledgement from the organization that this injury is in fact hindering his running, however Kaepernick is listed as probable for their game against Arizona on Sunday, and should be under center at kickoff.