San Francisco 49ers head coach spoke to the media Wednesday as they prepare to face the New York Giants in the NFC Championship game this weekend, noting that tight end Delanie Walker will suit up for practice this week, but stopped short of saying that he will or will not play this week.
Jim Harbaugh says Delanie Walker will return to practice today and they'll make determination later on game, depending on doctors thoughts.— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) January 18, 2012
Walker has been dealing with a jaw injury the past few weeks, causing him to miss the divisional playoff matchup with the New Orleans Saints last Saturday. Walker has 19 receptions for 198 yards and three touchdowns for San Francisco this season, playing a large part in their offense throughout the season. If he is able to return, he'll prove to be another key weapon the Giants will have to prepare for.