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We provide a breakdown of all the important injury news for the 49ers and Raiders during the 2010 NFL season. For more information, check out Niners Nation and Silver and Black Pride.

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49ers Injury Update: Frank Gore, Dominique Zeigler Placed On Injured Reserve

In a move that most were expecting, the San Francisco 49ers have placed Frank Gore on the injured reserve list due to the hip fracture he suffered last night against the Arizona Cardinals. Gore suffered the injury early in the first quarter after five rushes for 52 yards. Brian Westbrook put together an excellent performance in relief of Gore, and rookie Anthony Dixon was able to get some solid work in as well.

In addition to Gore, the 49ers placed wide receiver Dominique Zeigler on injured reserve. Zeigler suffered a knee sprain last night and further tests revealed he tore his left ACL. This loss hurts more because of Zeigler’s special teams capabilities.

The 49ers replaced those two on the 53-man roster by promoting safety Chris Maragos and RB DeShawn Wynn. In other moves the team waived kicker Shane Andrus and released offense tackle Xavier Fulton from the practice squad. All of this shuffling leaves the 49ers with one 53-man roster slot and two practice squad slots.


Frank Gore Fractures Right Hip On Monday Night Football, Out For Season

An important win for the San Francisco 49ers was hampered by some terrible news about their starting tailback. Gore rushed for 52 yards on 5 carries to get the Niners offense humming, but then he left the game. Jason La Canfora of NFL.com tweets that it'll be the last time he walks off the field this year..

Big win for 49ers but at a price - Frank Gore out for season with a hip injury. Tough loss.

Brian Westbrook played well in relief, racking up 136 yards on 23 carries, and Anthony Dixon was the solid second back with 54 yards on 13 carries. However, can they replicate those performances down the road?

Here are the teams they play down the road, and their rush defense ranks according to Football Outsiders.

So, two average rush defenses, two mediocre rush defense, and one pretty good one, and two games against the teams that are one ahead of them in the NFC West. Not the worse position for Westbrook and Dixon to try and power the run attack to the playoffs, no?

They won't be Gore, but they might be just enough for one last December run.


49ers Eric Heitmann Placed On Injured Reserve

Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee is reporting viaGib Twitter that starting center and team captain Eric Heitmann has been waived and placed on injured reserve. That means he's done for the season and no longer counts toward the 53-man roster. It's significant for the 49ers in that many would argue Heitmann's case for being the team's best offensive lineman these past few seasons.

Heitmann had yet to appear in a game yet this regular season for San Francisco, suffering a broken fibula during the team's preseason training camp. He was carried on the roster and was expected to make a full recovery, but has had a nagging neck injury that apparently is more serious than once thought. David Baas has been taking all of the starting snaps at center for the team, and is doing a decent-to-good job on an otherwise streaky offensive line.

The 49ers recently claimed LB Thaddeus Gibson off of waivers.


49ers Injury Updates: Post-Falcons

49ers head coach Mike Singletary addressed the media earlier today and provided updates on the various injuries suffered by the 49ers during their loss to the Falcons.

On the injury updates for this week:

“(G) Chilo (Rachal), left knee sprain. That’s a day-to-day thing. (TE) Delanie Walker, left ankle sprain. We’ll reevaluate him at the end of the week. (LB) Manny Lawson, knee contusion, will be fine. (S) Reggie Smith, hamstring, will be fine.”


49ers Ahmad Brooks Not Listed On Injury Report

The 49ers were without their strongest pass rushing threat in week one against the Seattle Seahawks and it appears that he was sorely missed (though it's not really up for debate whether or not they'd have won with him — we can assume not) throughout. Brooks was injured before the start of the regular season and was out with a kidney laceration.

Now it appears he'll see some action in Monday night's game against the New Orleans Saints. Brooks was not listed on the injury report and participated in practice on Thursday. He was healthy enough to get into a scuffle with CB Shawntae Spencer.

The team is moving in both directions, while Ahmad Brooks and Kyle Williams appear to be nearing the end of their injuries, Ted Ginn Jr. and Chilo Rachal both were held out of practice, alongside Will James and Eric Heitmann, the latter of which was the only player to be listed as out for sure. For the injury report on upcoming game on Monday, see below. Also, you can see our stream for the game here.

Out (Definitely will not play)
Eric Heitmann (fibula)

Did Not Participate In Practice
WR Ted Ginn Jr. (knee)
CB William James (ankle)
OG Chilo Rachal (stinger)

Limited Participation In Practice
LB Patrick Willis (knee, thumb)
WR Kyle Williams (toe)

Full Participation In Practice
OG/OT Adam Snyder (illness)


Raiders-Titans Post Game Injury Update

While the Raiders had their problems on the field, they managed to avoid getting banged up. Michael Bush was inactive with his busted thumb, but there seem to be no indications of any injuries to any Raiders during the game.


49ers-Seahawks Post Game Injury Update

The 49ers took one on the chin against the Seattle Seahawks yesterday, but managed to avoid any major injuries, which is really only a small consolation (if that).

Chilo Rachal suffered a stinger that required him to twice leave the game. He left once and was replaced by Tony Wragge. Rachal attempted to come back but then had to leave a second time, this time for the remainder of the game, and was replaced by Adam Snyder. Rachal is considered day-to-day with the stinger.

Ted Ginn put on a nice little display of punt returning but suffered a knee strain while catching a 19-yard pass early in the fourth quarter. He was replaced on the last punt return by Phillip Adams and on a subsequent kick return by Josh Morgan. He apparently was walking without assistance after the game and will likely be back next week.

Manny Lawson went down with a rib contusion at one point in the game but returned and should be fine going forward.


Raiders Injury Update: Tom Cable Addresses Jason Campbell, Michael Bush Chaz Schilens

Raiders coach Tom Cable held a conference call (transcript here) earlier this afternoon and addressed the various injury issues facing the Raiders following their game with the 49ers.

Jason Campbell left the field with what was reported as a stinger. However, Coach Cable indicated that Campbell came down on his right throwing wrist and had sprained it on the Travis LaBoy sack. However, the stinger and wrist injuries do not appear to be too serious and Campbell is expected to be ready for Week 1 of the regular season. One would imagine he’ll sit out Thursday’s preseason finale.

Michael Bush will have a “procedure” on his left thumb tomorrow (Monday), at which point more will be known as to the extent of time he will miss. Cable seemed to be optimistic Bush would be back for Week 1, but more will be known after the procedure.

Chaz Schilens recently had his knee scoped this past Tuesday and Cable indicated Schilens would miss anywhere from three to six weeks with the injury. We’ll see if that ends up being an accurate assessment.


49ers Preseason Injury Update: Brian Westbrook And Joe Staley Day-To-Day After Victory Over Raiders

The 49ers emerged from Saturday’s 28-24 victory over the Raiders without any major injuries. That being said, Brian Westbrook and Joe Staley were a bit banged up and both left the game early as a precaution.

Staley sprained his right knee, which is the same knee that caused him to miss extended playing time last season. He appeared to be up and moving around without a limp as the game went on, so it would seem that his removal was a precautionary measure. The team replaced him with Barry Sims, who had a strong half season in place of Staley last year. The team also has Alex Boone on the roster, but seemed to show a bit more trust in Sims last night.

The other injury was a hamstring cramp for running back Brian Westbrook. Westbrook has had a long injury history, so I’d imagine the team wanted to make sure he didn’t aggravate the injury any further last night. Anthony Dixon replaced Westbrook, and I’d imagine Dixon will get a decent amount of playing time in 2010 because of little injuries like this that Westbrook might continue to suffer.


Raiders Preseason Injury Update: Jason Campbell And Michael Bush Banged Up In Loss To 49ers

The Raiders lost a sloppy game to the 49ers, but likely avoided an even bigger loss of their starting quarterback. Jason Campbell took a big sack from Travis LaBoy and was laying on the field for several minutes before a cart took him off the field. It was hard to figure out what had happened, but the in-game reports indicated it was merely a stinger, as opposed to a more serious neck or head injury.

Coach Cable has since said he doesn’t think the stinger will keep Campbell out of the team’s regular season opener, although he wasn’t 100 percent sure of Campbell’s status after the game. Coach Cable will be taking part in a conference call at 5 p.m. today, during which I’d suspect he’ll provide an update on Campbell’s injury.

The other significant injury for the Raiders was MIchael Bush fracturing his left thumb during the game. He was scheduled to see a specialist today, and I’d imagine Coach Cable will have an update during the above-mentioned conference call. If Bush misses extended playing time, Darren McFadden would get the bulk of the carries. Given McFadden’s own brittle nature, that could be a tricky proposition, even with his immense talent.

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