With a chance to clinch the AFC West title, the San Francisco 49ers are dealing with several injuries going into their game against the Arizona Cardinals.
Wide receiver Mario Manningham did not practice either Wednesday or Thursday with a knee injury and has already been ruled out for Sunday's game. Defensive lineman Justin Smith also missed practice Thursday with an elbow issue, which through a source has been reported as a torn triceps. Also out was center Jonathan Goodwin, who didn't practice because of illness.
The good news is that Vernon Davis returned to practice in a limited capacity after a concussion knocked him out of Sunday's game against Seattle; the 49ers tight end did not practice on Wednesday. Also limited were linebacker Tavares Gooden (illness, rib), linebacker Ahmad Brooks (shoulder), cornerback Tarell Brown (shoulder, knee), linebacker Clark Haggans (shoulder), fullback Bruce Miller (shoulder), cornerback Carlos Rogers (knee, toe), linebacker Aldon Smith (shoulder) and defensive tackle Will Tukuafu (neck).
Those who fully practiced include linebacker NaVorro Bowman (wrist, shoudler), running back Frank Gore (knee), guard Mike Iupati (shoulder), safety Trenton Robinson (finger), safety Donte Whitner (knee) and punter Andy Lee (illness).