Dec 8, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Mario Manningham (82) catches a pass before the start of the game against the Seattle Seahawks at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Manningham missed Saturday practice, Iupati limited for 49ers


San Francisco 49ers’ guard Mike Iupati hasn’t played since injuring his MCL Nov. 17th against the New Orleans Saints.  He hasn’t participated in a full practice yet, either.  According to a report from Matt Barrows at the Sacramento Bee, Iupati reportedly had a “good week” but it is yet to be determined if he will play or not on Monday Night Football against the Atlanta Falcons.

Wide receiver Mario Manningham has been limited, but has been able to play in recent weeks.  He has been suffering from an apparent knee injury and “illness” according to the report.  He missed practice on Saturday, his second such absence of the week.

Since coming back from torn ligaments in his knee he suffered last December, Manningham has caught 9 passes for 85 yards in six games.  In the last three weeks, however, he has caught just one pass for 2 yards.

Offensive coordinator Greg Roman talked about Manningham’s status in a report from CSN Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco.

“I think the best way to describe Mario is he’s getting back to 100 percent closer every week,” Roman said. “And I can’t put a percentage on it, but he is definitely improving every week.

 

“When he first came back, we all knew he wasn’t 100 percent, but he was good enough to play. And he has done so admirably, and he’s kind of gotten better each week. So, that’s a great thing.”

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