San Francisco's final injury report included a clean bill of health for every player not on injured reserve. That includes tight end George Kittle, cornerback Ambry Thomas and defensive tackle Arik Armstead, who were all limited in practice leading up to Super Bowl Sunday.
The only player ruled out for Sunday is defensive tackle Kalia Davis, who was fighting to make it back from IR this week. Instead of being activated, he was downgraded from "questionable" to "out" on Saturday.
With Davis officially out, the 49ers elevated defensive linemen Alex Barrett and T.Y. McGill from the practice squad.
Final 49ers injury report ahead of Super Bowl
TE George Kittle
LB Oren Burks
CB Ambry Thomas
DT Arik Armstead
Knee / Foot
DT Kalia Davis
FP: Full Participant | LP: Limited Participant | DNP: Did Not Practice
Kittle has been dealing with a toe injury. The severity of that issue isn't known but toe injuries can be painful to play though. That may be why SF opted to take it easy with the star tight end during the week.
The same likely goes for Armstead, who missed five games at the end of the regular season while dealing with a foot and knee issue. He made it back in time for the playoffs and continues to chug along with limited practice.
Thomas picked up his ankle injury in the NFC Championship Game against the Lions. The two weeks between that game and the Super Bowl were enough time to get him ready.
Burks injured his shoulder during the Thursday practice ahead of the NFC title game. He managed to play then and will do so again this Sunday.
Even with no injury designations to the current 49ers lineup, they're missing some key figures on injured reserve.
49ers on injured reserve
- DT Kalia Davis
- TE Ross Dwelley
- DE Clelin Ferrell
- WR Danny Gray
- S Tayler Hawkins
- S Talanoa Hufanga
- OLB Drake Jackson
- TE Cameron Latu
- CB Jason Verrett
- OL Nick Zakelj
Hufanga tore his ACL in Week 11 while Ferrell injured his knee in the regular-season finale. Jackson's knee was also the culprit as he landed on IR in November because of tendonitis. Rookie tight end Cameron Latu never got to see the field in 2023 after tearing his meniscus in the preseason.