The big injury the San Francisco 49ers have to worry about going into Saturday's contest with the New Orleans Saints is Delanie Walker, who is out for the game with his jaw injury. Walker is one of the most underrated players on the San Francisco roster for his versatility to block and occasionally pass-catch, as he forces defenses to key in on where he is on the field and make sure someone has an eye on him. Taking him out makes it harder for San Francisco to be versatile in their offensive options and means they'll really have to try and grind this one out.
The other injuries to 49ers left them limited, although they were able to practice. Chris Culliver has a knee issue, Ray McDonald continues to suffer from a hamstring issue, Ted Ginn still is struggling with his ankle, and Kyle Williams has a concussion that he's been dealing with for some time. But all look like they're aiming to be playing this weekend regardless.
The Saints have the following injuries.
- Non-participants in practice: TE John Gilmore (toe), S Roman Harper (ankle), WR Lance Moore (hamstring)
- Limited participation in practice: LB Jonathan Casillas (knee), LB Jonathan Vilma (knee)
- Full practice participation: WR Robert Meachem (knee)