No one quite expected it two months ago, but this weekend's matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and New York Giants projects to be one of the better regular season games of the year. While each side has hopes and dreams of a deep playoff run, making the postseason is the obvious requirement in order for their journey to continue. That begins with a win on Sunday.
Here is the injury report from Thursday:
Limited Participation In Practice: LB Navorro Bowman (shoulder), WR Michael Crabtree (foot), CB Chris Culliver (shoulder), WR Braylon Edwards (knee), RB Frank Gore (ankle), DT Ray McDonald (hamstring), RB Moran Norris (fibula)
Full Participation In Practice: S Dashon Goldson (knee), RB Kendall Hunter (ankle), CB Shawntae Spencer (toe), TE Delanie Walker (knee), S Donte Whitner (thigh)
Did Not Participate: RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot), WR Jerrel Jernigan (hip)
Limited Participation: CB Prince Amukamara (foot), T Stacy Andrews (back), C David Baas (knee), WR Hakeem Nicks (hamstring), DE Osi Umenyiora (knee)
Frank Gore continues to be bothered by his sore ankle and is questionable for Sunday's game. Should the star running back not be able to suit up, look for Kendall Hunter to hear his name called early and often. And even if Gore plays, expect a lighter workload than usual.
For the Giants, the potential loss of Hakeem Nicks would obviously hurt Eli Manning and the New York passing attack. He remains questionable for the game, while Ahmad Bradshaw was ruled out earlier today.
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