The San Francisco 49ers are dealing with multiple injuries right now, from wide receiver Braylon Edwards to safety Donte Whitner. The team will likely have Whitner back for Sunday's road contest against the Philadelphia Eagles, according to CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco.
Whitner injured his hip during the first quarter of Sunday's 13-8 win against the Cincinnati Bengals and will be one to watch during 49ers practice this week. The sixth-year safety has expressed his desire to play on Sunday, and it looks like he should do just that barring any setbacks in practice this week.
Edwards, meanwhile, has struggled with a knee injury that has kept him out for most of the early part of the season. He had a little procedure done last week and is expected to be out for a few more weeks. According to Maiocco, Edwards could be back at the end of October for the team's Oct. 30 game against the Cleveland Browns. That date suggests that the 49ers will be without Edwards for three more games (against the Eagles, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Detriot Lions).
Despite Edwards' absence, the 49ers should be fine this coming week against the Eagles if they can get a healthy Frank Gore. Gore suffered a right ankle injury during the first half of Sunday's game but should be good to play on Sunday. Check back with SB Nation Bay Area over the next few days for more injury news on all of these players and more as Week 4 draws closer.