49ers Brace for Injuries Ahead of Crucial Sunday Clash

49ers Brace for Injuries Ahead of Crucial Sunday Clash

SANTA CLARA — Brock Purdy’s two hits in as many weeks aren’t just a coincidence. After 49ersand#039; In Monday night’s 33-19 loss to the Baltimore Ravens at Leviand#039;s Stadium, the second-year quarterback learned the two injuries were related.

“I didn’t really know it was a thing until I got it again against the Ravens and it made itself clear,” Purdy said Monday. “I think the nerve is a little more sensitive to tingling again. With treatment, some time and recovery, you can naturally bring it down and be in good shape.

“I was good the whole game and that bag hit it right to start, but my attitude and everything came back. Just part of the game.” Purdy said his shoulder and trapezius area received a lot of treatment to ease the pain, but insisted he’ll be good to go for Sunday’s Week 17 meeting with the Washington Commanders.

The 49ers still have a lot of injuries, perhaps the most on the offensive line. Left tackle Aaron Banks (toe) and swingman Jaylon Moore (concussion) both missed Thursday’s practice, but left tackle Trent Williams, who was listed as limited on Wednesday, was available for Thursday’s start.

The receiving corps still deals with very little depth as Jauan Jennings is still in the NFL’s concussion protocol and hasn’t even returned in a limited capacity. Ray-Ray McCloud (ribs) remains on injured reserve but is eligible to return in Week 18 against the Los Angeles Rams. Deebo Samuel, who was limited on Wednesday with a neck injury, did not see any setbacks and was on the court for Thursday’s session.

Ross Dwelley, on the other hand, was not so lucky. The filly, who practiced in limited numbers on Wednesday, was sidelined on Thursday. On the defensive side of the ball, Arik Armstead is out with leg and knee injuries, meaning defensive tackle Takla will miss his fourth straight contest.


However, Javon Hargrave did not take a step back due to a hamstring injury and participated in Thursday’s session. Ji’Ayir Brown, who sprained his knee in Monday’s loss, was seen running under the close watch of the team’s medical and training staff. If he can’t return in time for Sunday’s game, the 49ers could look to Logan Ryan, Isaiah Oliver or promote Erik Harris from the practice squad.

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